Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dr. Andrew Weil

I finally heard something from a doctor that mirrors my own beliefs.

Dr. Andrew Weil is currently being interviewed by Allan Greg as he has just written a new book on aging.

When discussing exercising, particularly as you leave your youth behind, he states that he believes that walking is the best exercise. He believes that 45 minutes of walking, five times a week, is probably the best form of exercise. Walk faster or uphill if you wish for increased effect.

I believe that the primary key is to elevate the heart rate. Walking at a pace that requires an elevated heart rate for a period in excess of 45 minutes makes a major difference. Every other thing is a detail.

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