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December 21, 2010 11:05 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for a time line which illustrates the positive health effects of beginning an aerobic exercise program (like the time lines of health improvement seen after quitting smoking - i.e., 20 min: heart rate drops, 5 years: cancer risk 50% of normal, etc). Any ideas?
posted by sickinthehead to Health & Fitness (2 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by tipthepizzaguy at 1:36 PM on December 21, 2010 [3 favorites]

I think the benefits of exercise are too dependent on other factors to really lay out on a timeline. Quitting smoking is one variable but with exercise there is frequency, intensity, duration, etc. An overweight person starting a fitness program might notice more weight loss than a slimmer or fitter person doing the same program, but their blood pressure, heart rate etc. might still be higher. Here is a list of benefits though.
posted by ghharr at 1:40 PM on December 21, 2010 [1 favorite]

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