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Top 10 Reasons Exercise Is Bad For You

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10. EXERCISE IS ADDICTIVE

9. EXERCISE HURTS THE HEART

8. EXERCISE IS ASSOCIATED WITH BODY PERCEPTION DISORDERS.

7. EXERCISE CAN BREAK UP FAMILIES.

6. EXERCISE CAN CAUSE DIABETES.

5. EXERCISE DESTROYS DIETS.

4. EXERCISE CAUSES INFLAMMATION.

3. EXERCISE IS STRESSFUL.

2. EXERCISE DAMAGES THE JOINTS.

1. EXERCISE CAUSES PREMATURE AGING.

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Trailing in reply to rainier

Life is all about BALANCE. Even too much of a good thing can be harmful. But I'm sure more are unhealthy because they do not exercise than because they do. And studies have shown that Parkinson individuals benefit from exercising daily. Any movement of the body is exercising it. No movement - No life!

Maybe to add to this, I recall a list of good reasons to avoid breathing.I do like your tone. All the articles on the benefits of exercise are written by athletes, or by Departments of Kinesiology, who should declare their bias.

Exercise, or “Heart strain” as I prefer to call it may make some feel good.It makes me feel terrible.

Are you serious? I thought this was sarcasm and read on. This should not have been posted in my humble opinion.

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jeffmayer in reply to Nitro53

Agreed

Read the linked article - has some valid points. The benefit of exercise is hormetic, and anything excessive can certainly become harmful. The article's target audience excludes the majority of PWP.

From the article -

"Please don’t misinterpret me, because I believe that a lifetime of healthy physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your body and your brain. But a lifetime of indiscriminate, chronic repetitive motion exercise like a rat on a wheel is entirely another matter, and you ought to seriously reconsider your priorities if you are stuck in that rut."

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MBAnderson in reply to rescuema

I think it is well established that runners, cyclists, swimmers, were healthier, longer than average. I'm sticking with the belief that exercise is good and the more, the better.

I was a runner much of my adult life and considered it the best part of the day -- anything but a rut.

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rescuema in reply to MBAnderson

If the "average" used for comparison is the general sedentary obese population that hardly walk, then yes you're better off with more than none. Excessive exercise also results in mineral loss if you're not careful to replenish, but I doubt the majority here exercise to that level. More is not always better especially the activities that put stress on the body, pretty much in line with everything else.

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Samrpd in reply to rescuema

I believe the legend the first marathon runner died and too much can’t be healthy.

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kaypeeoh in reply to Samrpd

That was Phidippides a runner who ran from Marathon to Athens then collapsed and died in the Parthenon while proclaiming "Victory!"

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Despe in reply to kaypeeoh

Yes, that's right, Kay. You may also know that Hippocrates' teaching was "Everything in Moderation." ΠΑΝ ΜΕΤΡΟΝ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΝ.

Total nonsense..

I think, "everything in moderation" applies here as it does in many aspects of life.

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Giovi1960 in reply to chartist

Agree 100%.

Take #7 as an example of how stupid this list is. "Exercise can break up families." If so, then so can a glass of water, gulping air, and reading ignorant bloggers who say outrageous things for attention.

Each of these 10 is exactly backwards.

I'm sticking with the mountain of hard, irrefutable, data that exercise is good and the more, the better.

New exercise recommendations for people with Parkinson's from the Parkinson's Foundation - parkinson.org/about-us/pres... . They should know what they're talking about, as exercise is the only intervention proven to delay the progression of PD.

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MBAnderson in reply to Cagey84

Good info.

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Samrpd in reply to Cagey84

Good to know they only recommend 2.5 hrs a week. That’s around only 20 minutes a day not many hours a day.

Really… 😂 😜

Unbelievable we should all just sit and rot and get depressed feeling sorry for ourselves

Considering obesity is sixty percent I will take my chances

And all this time I thought exercise was a good thing. I guess I'll stop and eat a doughnut start smoking and be depressed. Thanks for posting this nonsense!

Wow! I believe somebody here, has no use for exercise!

posted by faroogji 2 months ago

'What types of exercise can help manage Parkinson’s disease?"

healthline.com/health/parki...

For me dancing , walking and ping-pong are very helpful. Intense exercising is amplifying the tremor.

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