The "physical activity paradox": while physical activity is generally beneficial for health and well-being when it is part of one's job it often does not provide the same health benefits—and can even be outright bad in some cases.
Paul talks to the author of a paper about a 92-year-old, four-time world champion rower. We get insights about the many benefits of preserving fitness through life, as well as about the importance of clear objectives and goals.
Low-intensity training drives adaptations that improve health. It's that simple. But walking across the room builds health. Virtually anything that doesn't involve sitting still is a kind of exercise. Why the emphasis on low-intensity training? What, to be blunt, is the scientific justification?
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Active people burn more calories than less active ones. This simple statement is compelling, important, and mostly wrong.