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You Are Better than Your Fitbit

The Simplest, Cheapest, And Most Accurate Way To Know How Hard To Work Out

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Id by Hollie Chastain

I am now going to add you to an exercise experiment—with one caveat. For the purpose of this experiment, everyone is 50 years old. If you are younger, I am sorry, you are now 50 years old. If you are older—and far too wise to participate in such trivial nonsense—then I am sorry, you are now 50 years old.The first person in your group is 5'4" and weighs 200 pounds. She has a high fat mass, a low muscle mass and a limited history of exercise.The second person is 5'10" and weighs 160 pounds. He has low fat mass and low muscle mass. He has asthma from smoking and has survived one heart attack.The third person is 6' and weighs 165 pounds. She has low fat mass and high muscle mass. She is a world champion masters rower.The fourth person is you. You are X tall and weigh X pounds. You have X fat mass and X muscle mass. Your exercise and dietary habits are X. And you are 50 years old. Again, sorry.For this experiment, all four of you will go see your physician for an exercise prescription. Granted, you don’t have the same physician, and that’s OK because, since 1970, doctors have generally been following the sam …

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