i do not understand: exercise

From: Andy Toth (antst20+@pitt.edu)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 15:43:32 MST

if there is an optimum amount of muscle use, food-energy conversion,
neural activity for an individual (based on the individual's current
genetic structure and averaged environment). and that this activity is
regulated and "matched" via homeostasis (and other support mechanism)
via the average environment, what is the purpose of exercise? is it
an overextension? a bank/buffer? a counteraction? what would be the
advantage of producing an individual with excessive muscle (or quality
1001), where, the individual does not require muscle in the normal
environment. is energy being wasted through investment and
maintenance? (perhaps i am modeling this after cerebral ectomorphs).

Andy Toth

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