Miriam English wrote:
> At 10:28 AM 10/07/2001 -0500, Harvey wrote:
> >This prompts me to ask the question: Is exercise an equivalent alternative
> >to CR? Or is it better to avoid excess calories in the first place rather
> >than burn them off later?
> From what I understand, no. It is much better to avoid the calories in the
> first place. Burning them off afterward may help keep you quick and strong
> and prevent flab accumulated from too many calories getting stored, but it
> doesn't slow aging. I don't know if it actually speeds up aging (by
> accelerating metabolism) but I don't recall ever seeing any 90 year old
> sports people.
Well, my grandmother is 88 and plays golf three times a week and dances
2-4 times a week, and she complains that she has to use a golf cart on
the back nine holes. At my brother's wedding last year she danced just
about everybody else under the table. She's a terror on wheels too: she
won't tell us when she wants to come north from Florida to visit, she
just drives for two days alone up the coast.
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