Letter: Exercise isn’t a bad thing

Re: ‘Is a guy in your life “bigorexic?”’ (Metro, Sept. 4)

As if this country of overweight, obese and unconditioned skinny people need more reasons to sit on their couches. Less than 3 percent of adults in this country get the required exercise, the bar on which is set so woefully low that you can literally meet it by walking behind a self-propelled lawn mower to cut a large lawn once per week.

Bodybuilding is just resistance training with changing caloric intakes, increased caloric intake while trying to gain muscle and decreased caloric intake to lose fat. Here’s an idea: Instead of turning a nation of unfit people off to exercise, direct them to get on their “S”s. The human animal needs to train to have strength, speed, stamina, suppleness and skill in a particular sporting endeavor.

Exercise every day that you eat. If you exercise properly, eat properly and rest properly, eventually, your body will reflect your lifestyle.

David E. Mapp, via email


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