TABATA TUESDAY

 

Crossfit:

Tabata Bottom To Bottom Air Squats, Runs
-Tabata "Bottom to Bottom" Squat.(Scale to regular squat) 
-Run 1 mile

 

 

Are you taking heart medicine?

New York Times psoted this article on the comparative benefits of exercise and heart medicine. The article notes there is not a lot of research that compares medicine to exercise. There are quite a few experiments which compare the differences of pharmaseutical drugs and their benefits and reactions to people. 

"The results consistently showed that drugs and exercise produced almost exactly the same results. People with heart disease, for instance, who exercised but did not use commonly prescribed medications, including statins, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors or antiplatelet drugs, had the same risk of dying from — or surviving — heart disease as patients taking those drugs. Similarly, people with diabetes who exercised had the same relative risk of dying from the condition as those taking the most commonly prescribed drugs. Or as the researchers wrote in statistics-speak, 'When compared head to head in network meta-analyses, all interventions were not different beyond chance.'" 

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/exercise-as-potent-medicine/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&src=recg&_r=3&module=ArrowsNav&contentCollection=Health&action=keypress&region=FixedLeft&pgtype=Blogs&