Vegans Need To Exercise Properly Too!

11 Jan

Kayaking... it can be so relaxing, but is it considered 'proper' exercise? Well, it all depends on how hard or far you go!

Do You Want To Exercise Just To Get By?

“Why can’t I just exercise to get by?  The CDC recommends only 2 1/2 hours a week of moderate intensity aerobic activity and 2 days of muscle training!  That’s what I do.” I rationalized.

Eating processed foods is getting by.  Do you just want to ‘get by’?” my husband responded.

Hmm… that’s a good point.  He’s always known just how to get through to me!

For many years I thought my exercise regimen was just fine.  I was content with its predictability.  In fact, it hadn’t changed much since high school.  But when I married an athlete, who has a Masters in Exercise Science, he made it clear I wasn’t doing enough for my health.  What I needed was to constantly challenge myself once I got used to my exercise routine, if not, my muscle strength could actually decrease.

Veganism and Exercise In Mind

Since Forks Over Knives came out, more and more people have turned to Veganism. We usually hear about famous actors and, of course, how can we forget, Bill Clinton. But in the past week alone, we have heard more about athletes choosing a plant based diet: Venus Williams is now a Raw Vegan to improve her recently discovered autoimmune disease and Vegan Bodybuilders are now on the rise!  This got me thinking about Exercise and recent Vegan non-athlete converts:

Are non-athletes choosing to change their diets in order to “control, or even reverse” “most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us,” as claimed by Forks Over Knives? And will they exercise just to get by – rationalizing that eating a plant-based diet in itself will take care of a lot of possible health problems?

Vegans Need To Exercise Properly Too!

So I decided to interview my husband, a National Cyclist, World Ranked Rower and Master of Exercise Science to find out exactly why and how we need to exercise.  Here’s the interview!

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