The Joy of Laziness
Axt, Peter, Axt-Gadermann, Michaela, Nutrition Health Review
Even we-two people who used to be dedicated long-distance runners-are no longer completely convinced that athletic exercise is healthy! In exercise, it does not hold true that "a lot helps a lot." Exercise, physical labor, and heavy exertion create an "emergency situation" for an organism, in which it reacts in the same way it does to other stressors. In order for our body to complete the exercise tasks we require of it, it must put the same mechanisms into motion that it does in any other stress situation. The adrenal glands secrete cortisol in order to prepare enough energy for the physical task. As a result, the blood sugar level rises. Stress hormones like adrenaline and noradrenaline …
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Publication information: Article title: The Joy of Laziness. Contributors: Axt, Peter - Author, Axt-Gadermann, Michaela - Author. Magazine title: Nutrition Health Review. Issue: 91 Publication date: Spring 2005. Page number: 6. © 1996 Vegetus Publications. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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