posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 07:44 PM
There's a U shaped curve for risk/benefit from working out, and it's dependent mostly on the gap between your current fitness level, and the level of
activity you're doing each session.
People who are sedentary will benefit from light exercise. People who walk around regularly, or do physical labor will benefit from more strenuous
I was doing crossfit last year, but burned out. Now it's just cycling around, doing squats, push press, and heavy deads twice a month, plus some
pullup variations, and dips.
It's simply not worth it for me to truly body-build, but I do want to stay fit to enjoy a long, active life. I'm 30 and plan on having kids within the
next few years, and want to be able to keep up with them and enjoy some outdoor activities as they grow up.
The other part of the equation is a healthy diet, of course.
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