Clinical Obesity by Peter G. Kopelman, Michael J. Stock

By Peter G. Kopelman, Michael J. Stock

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Only to learn, at the end of our conversation, that she cannot walk! She has had frequent dislocations of her ankle and cannot really undertake the risk of daily walking. Thus, we had to turn to alternatives. The first alternative is swimming. It is a lovely form of exercise, for good swimmers. Unfortunately, I have found that, for most of us, it is not a good option. There is not enough muscular work in leisurely, noncompetitive swimming. Most people get tired because of breathing long before their muscles have expended sufficient amounts of energy.

Who has no gastrointestinal problems. We should remember, however, that diarrhea and constipation are examples of extreme differences in food absorption, whereas in real life there is a spectrum of degree of food absorption among people. Variations are numerous. Chances are you and your life-partner do not absorb exactly the same numbers of calories, even after eating exactly the same meal. The second important variable in food absorption is that certain foods are absorbed much better and faster than others.

Golfers, particularly those who drive electric carts, indulge in self-deception. The truth of the matter is that, unlike competitive sport, where the goal is to be first (by definition—the strongest and the best), exercise for the sake of sweating, in the name of longevity, is simply contrary to human nature. It is much more pleasant to lie by the pool with a good book in your hands (after a quick five- to ten-minute dip) than to swim multiple laps for an hour. Over 80% of houses in my neighborhood have a basketball hoop.

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