Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Is exercise the cure?

We've all heard about the how exercising keeps you healthy. But now Jorg Bleck's written a book about research on the ways that exercise helps people recover from illness.

Healing through Exercise: Scientifically-Proven Ways to Prevent and Overcome Illness and Lengthen Your Life (whew!) is reviewed extensively by Jesse Kornbluth on the Head Butler site. Jesse says the message is a kinder, gentler version of the "get off your but and get moving" theme we heard in Younger Next Year.

I'm intrigued, because I'm sold on exercise but have been discouraged because I don't like to do my usual yoga routine if I have a bad cold or a migraine. Apparently Bleck's philosophy is more to the effect of "don't worry about pumping iron. Just go take a walk."

Which, by the way, I think I'll go do.