The Four Hour Body Slow Carb Cookbook

The Slow Carb Cookbook

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Trish March 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Is there any thinking on the MED for aerobic exercise? I am concerned purely from the perspective of health – I assume that although aerobic exercise isn’t great for burning calories or for fat loss, that it’s still needed for health over time. Or am I wrong?

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Stephen March 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I have been sitting here thinking about your question for a few minutes, and I don’t think there is a one size fits all answer.

For some taking a walk around the block 3x per week is plenty, or for another it can be gardening for an hour. For others it is 2 hours of HIT training 4-5 times per week, or 25 miles of trail running, followed by a swim and a bike ride.

The MED is dependent on your goals and is a factor of age and health status. For this reason it is individualized. What are your fitness goals? The answer to that question will expose your MED pretty quickly.

Keep in mind the very idea of aerobic exercise as an intentional pursuit is a fairly new thing and the result of technology and progress. Of course it seems commonplace now, the idea of a gym and workout equipment, I never saw my grandmother on an elliptical machine and she lived to be 93!. I think she had a good hold on the MED!

Stephen

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Fritz June 1, 2013 at 7:28 am

Stephen, Thanks for this!

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