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Old 06-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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aerobic exercise actually train heart to stop

Interesting article by Dr. Mike Nichols regarding aerobic exercise.

 
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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Re: aerobic exercise actually train heart to stop

<edited> He said that a healthy heart is restless heart and stops and goes all over the place in response to stimuli. He states when you do any type of aerobics you train the heart to beat at a nearly constant rate. It has very little variation and the heart goes to sleep.He also stated that marathon runners have accelerated hardening of the arteries.

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He said that a healthy heart is restless heart and stops and goes all over the place in response to stimuli. He states when you do any type of aerobics you train the heart to beat at a nearly constant rate. It has very little variation and the heart goes to sleep.He also stated that marathon runners have accelerated hardening of the arteries.
That's interesting. I agree that marathon runners put themselves at higher risk for cardiovascular problems because prolonged physical stress increases the level of cortisol in their blood.

Aerobics: What if you vary the speed/intensity? I heard a long time ago that the best workout on a treadmill is when you occasionally change the speed. Also, I read that in spinning classes the leader changes the intensity fairly often.

 
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He states when you do any type of aerobics you train the heart to beat at a nearly constant rate. It has very little variation and the heart goes to sleep.He also stated that marathon runners have accelerated hardening of the arteries.
Some people might read your description the wrong way and think that he is suggesting to not exercise. Actually, it appears that he is suggesting (for health purposes) to vary exercise intensities through one's workouts, rather than exercise at a constant intensity all the time.

 
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Some people might read your description the wrong way and think that he is suggesting to not exercise. Actually, it appears that he is suggesting (for health purposes) to vary exercise intensities through one's workouts, rather than exercise at a constant intensity all the time.
That was not my intention. There were no replies on this thread until I summarized what was meant about aerobics. I think many feel that because they do aerobics that they are immune from heart conditions. Exercise is unfortunately not a cure all.

 
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That was not my intention. There were no replies on this thread until I summarized what was meant about aerobics.
Of course, that is not the same thing as what most people might think when they see the word "aerobic". Any exercise that is of lesser intensity than an all out sprint (anaerobic) is aerobic. This would include stuff like walking in the park and other normal daily activities.

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Exercise is unfortunately not a cure all.
Perhaps not, but generally a lot better for health than not exercising. Of course, different types and intensities of exercise may be more or less effective for health and fitness, depending on the goals.

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