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The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen  Reynolds
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Jul 09, 2013

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bookshelves: strength-and-conditioning

If you need some motivation to get some exercise, any exercise at all, this is the book for you. The thesis is basically that going from sedentary to exercising merely twenty minutes a day offers an enormous health benefit, with more incremental benefits from additional exercise. That some exercise is better than none is mostly likely true, and has been basically proven to death. However, the book suffers greatly from the same flaws as Reynolds' columns (and pretty much most other "health & fitness" columns in news papers and magazines); unjustified generalizations from study results conducted under specific circumstances.

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