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Volume I
January 25, 2002

Finally, The Straight Dope On Food & Exercise

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable slop.

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body, and you have body fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is "No Pain-No Pain."

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had.

Baby Steps to Good Health

Recipe Substitution Tricks
Much to do about FAT: Tips for a healthier heart!

'Twas The Month After Christmas
Efficiency Expert
Finally, The Straight Dope On Food & Exercise
To Exercise Or Not To Exercise
Bachelor's Guide to FOOD STORAGE

Indoor Swimming Pool

How to spellcheck your Cook'n recipes

Icing Innovations from reader Sue Higham

International Recipes

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