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Exercise myths

Well, great. Not only is this piece on popular myths about exercise telling me that stretching is bad, it’s also hinting that all my efforts are futile to begin with:

Most surprising is that exercise can have no effect at all on some people. Dr. Claude Bouchard, Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, discovered early in his career that there’s enormous variation in how people respond to cardiovascular exercise, with some not responding at all.

Maybe I should be a bit more patient, but I’m beginning to suspect that exercise isn’t doing me any good. I haven’t lost a pound yet (well, judging from the way my pants still fit…) and I’m still panting like a dog in the summertime when climbing a few flights of stairs. Damn it!

Link to the myth piece found at the venerable BoingBoing.