Article #4: Why Exercise?
"Why exercise?" We all want to keep the vigor of youth. Exercise is a means to that end, but we must exercise regularly to get the full benefits. Before the dawn of civilization mankind was not troubled by the need for exercise. Our forefathers, in the dim ages long passed, had to exercise to live—to get their food, to fight off enemies. Today we no longer depend on hunting and fishing for our food. Large numbers of us sit at desks or tend machines. We ride in automobiles, trains, elevators. The enemies of. primitive life do not bother us. And the result is that most of us do not get the amount and variety of physical activity which the human body needs.
The suppleness of limb and the untiring vigor developed in the play and sports of childhood soon tend to pass with advancing years. Our daily work often requires little or no muscular activity—or, perhaps, the use of only a limited number of muscles. And so we must make up for this lack in our off-work hours. We must deliberately choose to exercise if we would enjoy its benefits. As we grow older it becomes all too easy to take us little exercise as possible, despite the fact that this is the time when a certain amount of exercise is very much needed. It is needed to keep the heart and lungs in prime condition—to keep the circulation active—to improve digestion and elimination—to preserve a healthful and attractive posture. In short, it helps to insure proper functioning of the whole body—to keep us full of vigor and feeling fit."
Dr. Robert's Daily Exercises
On January 1, 1984, Dr. Robert will be 83 years young. In addition to the physical activity, he spends 10 to 12 hours actively engaged in research, writing, and operating Bionomics Health Research Institute.
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