RE: life extension advocacy plans (fear of Tithonus) --> worryingaboutthebrain

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 09:28:22 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote,
> I share that assessment. I'm almost 35. I'm thinking about going mild CR
> (or burning more calories with sports), but its hard to maintain the
> rigorous self discipline when you're working.

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?

I use minimal exercise to keep my stomach flat and to keep my body lean. I
avoid trying to develop arm and leg muscles because I am afraid that
increasing my metabolism, burning extra calories, producing extra mass and
oxidizing more food to produce more energy might speed up the aging process.

I have researched nutrition, but do not know enough about the exercising
metabolism to make an informed decision. I know that being overweight or
out of shape is bad. But after one is in shape, is it lifespan increasing
or decreasing to try to become muscular?

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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