Lots of men despise exercise. One of the most notable is William Faloon, the head of Life Extension Foundation. He is trying to bring all his health markers in line mostly via the use of supplements.
There are a lot of reasons for such a dislike and one of them are that weight lifting and resistance training can be downright painful. I can be a little masochistic and so that's probably why I love weights! Still other men are significantly overweight and are somewhat embarassed to go to the gym or jog. Regardless of your reason, there is a simple, natural way to exercise that virtually anyone can do: brisk walking. This is what our bodies were intended to do and all of the healthy supercultures in the world do hours of it virtually every day. Of course, brisk walking just refers to a "fast walk," i.e. not leisurely walking at a reduced pace.
The benefits of this to your body, brain and bedroom are simply astonishing and we list 20 of them below:
1) European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 1994, 68(6):531-537, "The influence of a 1-year programme of brisk walking on endurance fitness and body composition in previously sedentary men aged 42ï¿½59 years"
2) JAMA, 2002, 288(16), "Exercise Type and Intensity in Relation to Coronary Heart Disease in Men"
3) Metabolism, Aug 2007, 56(8):1037-1043, "A single bout of brisk walking increases basal very low-density lipoprotein triacylglycerol clearance in young men"
4) Int J Sports Med, 2004, 25(7):539-546, "Effects of Brisk Walking on Static and Dynamic Balance, Locomotion, Body Composition, and Aerobic Capacity in Ageing Healthy Active Men"
5) Preventive Medicine, August 2005, 41(2):622ï¿½628, "Brisk walking, fitness, and cardiovascular risk: A randomized controlled trial in primary care"
6) Metabolism, Jul 1994, 43(7):836ï¿½841, "The effect of a single bout of brisk walking on postprandial lipemia in normolipidemic young adults"
7) Journal of Psychosomatic Research, May 1992, 36(4):361ï¿½370, "Efficacy of Tai Chi, brisk walking, meditation, and reading in reducing mental and emotional stress"
8) Health Educ. Res. (1999) 14 (6): 803-815, "The efficacy of accumulated short bouts versus single daily bouts of brisk walking in improving aerobic fitness and blood lipid profiles "
9) Appetite, Feb 2009, 52(1):155ï¿½160, "Acute effects of brisk walking on urges to eat chocolate, affect, and responses to a stressor and chocolate cue. An experimental study"
10) Journal of Psychosomatic Research, May 1992, 36(4):361ï¿½370, "Efficacy of Tai Chi, brisk walking, meditation, and reading in reducing mental and emotional stress"
11) J Cardiopulm Rehabil, 2002 Nov-Dec, 22(6):385-98, "Lipids, lipoproteins, and exercise"
12) JAMA, Jun 25 2001, 161(12), "Physical Activity and Television Watching in Relation to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Men"
13) Circulation, 2003, 107:2435-2439, "Physical Activity in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease and Total Mortality Among Men With Type 2 Diabetes"
14) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 34(9): 1468-1474, "Accumulating brisk walking for fitness, cardiovascular risk, and psychological health."
15) Am J Clin Nutr, Sept 1979, 32(9):1776-1787, "Effects of a vigorous walking program on body composition, and carbohydrate and lipid metabolism of obese young men"
17) Preventive Medicine, May 2007, 44(5):377-385, "The effect of walking on fitness, fatness and resting blood pressure: A meta-analysis of randomised, controlled trials"
19) Circulation, 1999, 100:1194-1202, "Regular Aerobic Exercise Augments Endothelium-Dependent Vascular Relaxation in Normotensive As Well As Hypertensive Subjects"
20) JAMA, 1988, 259(18):2720-2724, "Walking for Health and Fitness"
21) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(3):485-492, "Influence of brisk walking on appetite, energy intake, and plasma acylated ghrelin"