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    Quote Originally Posted by larrygregerson View Post
    Moderate + exercise burns about 100 calories per hour..about the number of calories you get from drinking one light beer. Yeah, those calories add up fast and can be very difficult to burn off.
    I've done some reading on the topic of weight loss and exercise, and I've concluded that for most activities, it's not very helpful. One of the authors I like is Timothy Caulfield, who is the Research Director at the University of Alberta's Health Law Institute. He's written some books that critically analyze the diet industry, and some popular and celebritry diets. One of them is reviewed here:

    http://www.weightymatters.ca/2012/02...-cure-for.html

    Another of his books is titled: "Is Gwynneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"

    There are some recent studies on saturated fats and diet, that are resulting in our national food guides coming under attack:

    http://www.pressreader.com/canada/ca...82389808633902
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    new study challenges the 150 minutes a week fitness guideline

    A recent study out of the University of British Columbia, and published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, states that "...one of the greatest myths perpetuated with physical activity promotion, the exercise sciences and exercise medicine is the belief that you need to engage in 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity for health benefits..."

    http://montrealgazette.com/life/less...mes-to-fitness

    An earlier study out of Taiwan, and published in the prestigious journal, Lancet, reported that just 15 minutes of exercise a day will result in significant drops in "all cause early mortality," and just 75 minutes of brisk walking per week can result in two additional years of life.

    While these studies may not be of much interest to intense training devotees, they may be encouraging for physically inactive individuals who want to become more active.
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    Hey Everyone,

    I bought my 2014 F800GSA a year ago (in February) and was pretty worried that I'd end up hurting myself or stuck in the woods somewhere because I was 50 pounds overweight and way out of shape. That March I started a program that's been working pretty well for me for the past year. I've dropped 50 pounds and kept it off. I've lost most of my other health issues with it, allergies, pain in my shoulders and feet, and my asthma has gotten much better. I feel significantly more confident in my riding ability because I feel like I am in better control of the bike.

    I've started a facebook page dedicated to riding & fitness. The page is https://www.facebook.com/fitrideradv/ It would be great to have you follow along!

    I'd love to help anyone out that is looking to get into better shape, lose weight, or just get into a easy to follow program.

    Feel free to send me a private message as well!

    Thanks,
    Ryan Neathawk

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    Congratulations!

    And thank you for sharing what you've learned.

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    Well done, Ryan, and welcome.
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    I find yoga to be helpful in staying in shape for my daily commute-not poses but simple exercises that I do before even getting out of bed.
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