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Homer: How'd you get to be so good?
June: Oh, just experience I suppose. I started out as Roadrunner.
[as Roadrunner] Meep!
Homer: You mean "meep-meep"?
June: No, they only paid me to say it once, then they doubled it up on
the soundtrack. [to herself] Cheap bastards.
Myers gives them their scripts.
Homer: Is this cartoon going on the air live?
June: No, Homer. Very few cartoons are broadcast live, it's a terrible
strain on the animators' wrists.
-- "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" from The Simpsons
I guess it really is possible to broadcast a cartoon live! Liisa Sorsa must have
a lot of experience.
I didn't catch every word of the original video posted, so this may already have
been covered, (sorry if this is the case) but I'll just mention this
study I recently heard about anyway. Since most people only want to do the minimim.
The study was extremely large and covered many years.
15 Minutes of Exercise Every Day Reduces Risk of Death (Aug. 16, 2011)
A study published by The Lancet shows that if inactive people increased their physical activity by just 15 minutes per day, they could reduce their risk of death by 14% and increase their life expectancy by three years.
The study included more than 400,000 people participating in a medical screening program in Taiwan between 1996 and 2008, with an average follow-up of eight years.
On the basis of self-reported weekly exercise, participants were placed into one of five categories of exercise levels: inactive, low , medium, high, or very high.
Compared with individuals in the inactive group, those in the low-volume activity group, who exercised for an average of 92 minutes per week (about 15 minutes a day), had a 14% reduced risk of death, a 10% reduced risk of dying of cancer, and on average a three year longer life expectancy.
The authors write in the study, "If the minimum amount of exercise we suggest is adhered to, mortality from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer could be reduced. This low volume of physical activity could play a central part in the global war against non-communicable diseases, reducing medical costs and health disparities."
You can't operate anything outside of its design parameters and expect good things to happen.
We humans have been designed for physical stamina. This seems to me to be a little known or just
under-appreciated fact about us.
We have the ability to run down prey. To run
after them to the point they are exhausted. It just makes sense that we must engage in regular
physical exercise. (S.S)
Persistence hunting is a hunting technique in which hunters use a combination of running and tracking to pursue prey to the point of exhaustion
Today, it is very rare and seen only in a few groups such as Kalahari bushmen and the Tarahumara or Raramuri people of Northern Mexico. Persistence hunting requires endurance running – running many miles for extended periods of time.
During the persistence hunt an antelope, such as a kudu, is not shot or speared from a distance, but simply run down in the midday heat. Depending on the specific conditions, hunters of the central Kalahari will chase a kudu for about two to five hours over 25 to 35 km (16 to 22 mi) in temperatures of about 40 to 42 °C (104 to 108 °F). The hunter chases the kudu, which then runs away out of sight. By tracking it down at a fast running pace the hunter catches up with it before it has had enough time to rest in the shade. The animal is repeatedly chased and tracked down until it is too exhausted to continue running. The hunter then kills it at close range with a spear.
I walk my dogs twice a day ( about 3.5 miles total ). I have done this everyday for 20 years. IT ALWAYS amazes me how empty the sidewalks are . There is a very small group I see out there like me in all weather ( maybe a dozen or so ) but nobody even seems to consider walking anymore. The one common feature I see in all the regular walkers is that none of them are overweight.
Personally, I think that even 10 minutes a day for six days a week (60 minutes) or
15 minutes four days (60 minutes) , or 20 minutes three days (60 minutes) would
provide some benefit. I'm starting to do some lately myself. Every week I have a
number of upper body, body building exercises I do. Usually I do them all on a Saturday.
There is little if any aerobic-ness to that however. Trying to get some small amount of
aerobic in on the weekdays.
I had some time so I was looking at some exercise quotes. I came across these:
If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise. ~Author Unknown
(Nope, didn't make it up just for you.)
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ~Plato (427 - 347 B.C.)
(That quote attributed to Plato shows that even thousands of years ago people
understood the importance of exercise.)
Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. ~Cher