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While watching a TV commercial for a piece of exercise equipment, one of the participants in the commercial exclaimed the she could burn 800 calories in 30 minutes while using the machine. Tom who was in the room with me exclaimed, “So what? I can eat 1,000 calories in 10 minutes!

Long Ago And Far Away

It was Long Ago And Far Away in a country on the other side of the planet “Earth” that a nutrition concept was reaffirmed.

Physical activity or exercise is not a governing or absolute factor in weight control. As Tom puts it, “Eating is.”

Tom walked into the Company Headquarters’. There he met two gentlemen that were in the process of putting together a detached service team. They outlined what the team was up to and invited him join.  Four or five months of playing football full time and still getting paid sounded like a fun thing.

The work was strenuous and intense getting into shape and learning all the plays. Each day in the morning the team was given a break and Tom would go to a coffee shop nearby and eat some Danish rolls and drink a cup of coffee. It was a good life. That is until Tom and his teammates noticed that Tom’s spare tire was getting bigger and bigger.  Here Tom was doing all of this physical activity training with the football team and he was gaining weight. The coach noticed the weight gain and rearranged Tom schedule so he could not ever get to the coffee shop again.

About a week later (while scrimmaging) a teammate fell against Tom’s leg. The doctor said that it was a “spiral lateral fracture of the tibia and fibula.” This put Tom into the hospital for about six months. This was an interesting experience because it involved lying around in bed with no physical activity. Tom lost about 50 pounds while going from 240 to 190 pounds. Nevertheless Tom still devoured everything he could get his fork into but they didn’t give him anything. There was no way he could get to where there be food.

The answer to WHY may or may not be found at  http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/calories/index.html .

The reason I say, may or may not, is because I’m suggesting that the number of calories you consume is related to your current weight.

You should only buy and use a treadmill whose manufacture supplies you, it’s owner, with an user’s manual which in addition to directing you with education or guidance on how to use your treadmill which also provides you with precautions and warnings to avoid risk of burns, fire, electric shock or injury to persons. Seek your physician’s direction and consul.

It is your responsibility as owner to ensure that all users of your treadmill are adequately informed of all warnings and precautions as described in the user’s manual.

The user’s manual takes precedence over any suggestions, information, opinions, or ideas on this website.

I received a post card from ‘Little Company of Mary Hospital” of Torrance, California inviting me to a free lecture about specific tests and treatment of key imbalances which may allow doctors to develop strategies that could be of benefit to the patent. The post card headlined “Are You Silently at Risk?”

“You may feel healthy, have great energy and “never get sick,” but physical health may not always match your body’s internal biochemical health. In many people who feel healthy, silent imbalances in the body can lead to a progression toward Heart Attack, Stroke, Diabetes, and premature aging . . ..”

Most if not all exercise manuals point out the important exercise note, “Before starting any fitness or exercise program, consult your physician.”

In view of the above comments it is possible that we could arrive at the conclusion that it is particularly important to persons with unknown pre-existing health problems in addition to persons with known pre-existing health problems that some sort of professional medical advice, comment and/or intervention could be beneficial. In other words everybody should see some professional certificated identity (physician) for his or her blessing or advice before proceeding or entering onto a treadmill or any other program.

Did you remember to get your doctor’s advice before you gained all that weight?

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