The Skinny on Exercise
You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet or poor sleep quality. The book “Fit to Fat, Fat to Fit” by Drew Manning showed this principle well as a professional body builder who quit working out and ate
poorly focusing on the Standard American Diet and
witnessed all parameters of health fall apart and quickly developed depression and self doubt. After approximately 3 months he started working out hard again but he could not recover his prior fitness level until he started eating well again.
Exercise is not a tool to erase calories from our “intake bank” but rather an event to activate cellular messaging to trigger growth hormone, male sex hormones, brain growth factors (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) while elevating the metabolic rate. The good news is that we don’t need to spend too much time at the club or fitness center but need to make it “hard” so the body or more granularly the mitochondria get the message to “get more efficient and stronger”. Just 2-3 times per week 5-10 minute intense work-out before the morning shower blended with movement throughout the day will get one 80 percent of the results. Intensity trumps time exercising and mix it up with different machines and practices. Body in motion stays in motion.