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Strenuous exercise will improve athletic performance, but this does not mean these types of workouts will give you a great health advantage over light exercise.

Light Exercise

Research indicates that there is very little difference in the death rates from coronary heart disease, cancer and the other combined causes between light exercisers and heavy exercisers; however, there is a great difference in the death rates of inactive people and light exercisers.

There are advantages of light exercise over strenuous exercise. Generally, we are able to sustain light exercise for a longer time. If you are exercising for weight loss, the longer you are able to exercise, the more calories you will burn.

For example, most people can walk for a longer period of time than they can jog. A three-mile walk will burn approximately 300 calories; a one-mile jog will burn about 100 calories. In addition, moderate exercise reduces stress, anxiety, high blood pressure and the risk of adult onset diabetes as effectively as strenuous exercise.

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