Exercise — It Does A Body Good

Of late a number of highly regarded studies were published showing strong correlations with exercise and longevity or disease prevention.  One of the real nuggets of information gleaned from these papers is that a short bout of exercise leads to very big positive outcomes in terms of a longevity and steering clear of the diseases related to inactivity that face our society.  Here are three suggested papers and all are easy reading.

“Weekend warrior and other leisure time physical activity patterns characterized by 1 or 2 sessions per week may be sufficient to reduce all-cause, CVD, and cancer mortality risks regardless of adherence to prevailing physical activity guidelines.”

“One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body.”

“Global survey reveals how little fitness the average person will undertake in a lifetime, and opportunities to make positive changes. ”

For its part, Campus Recreation Services is underway with a fitness program aimed at getting persons to complete the longstanding 10K race over one of our famous landmarks, the Ravenel Bridge.  Our Bridge Run Training Program is open to persons of all fitness levels and we are especially interested in working with first-time runners or walkers.

For more information on the Bridge Run Training Program, visit our site:

“What have you to lose?”

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