Maybe Working Out Means Working Less?

Since I’ve been walking more, and working out less, I am interested in exploring alternative approaches to exercise and fitness. I have been checking out some of the data on Crossfit, MovNat, and Paleo systems.

Here’s a real good case for gaining more by doing less:
“Unfortunately, the popular wisdom of the past 40 years – that we would all be better off doing 45 minutes to an hour a day of intense aerobic activity – has created a generation of overtrained, underfit, immune-compromised exerholics. Hate to say it, but we weren’t meant to aerobicize at the chronic and sustained high intensities that so many people choose to do these days”
A Case Against Cardio (from a former mileage king) from Mark’s Daily Apple

4 Responses to Maybe Working Out Means Working Less?

  1. Ed says:

    A variation on the min/max method?

  2. tjamrog says:

    Trans.—>Minimum Effort/Maximum Results.

  3. Ham Niles says:

    This is good news for me, Tom! I seem to be exerPhobic and don’t get more than a couple hours a week if that of quality exercise. Thanks for the slack!

    • tjamrog says:

      It really is good news. Just standing up instead of sitting is really healthy. I bought the First 20 Minutes book, via Kindle and am reading it now.

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