Take home points for me –
1. Much of public health policy is based upon shaky evidence. It is my experience that is also true about nutritional recommendations as well – if you want to lose weight turn the traditional food pyramid upside down.
2. Response to exercise is very idiosyncratic. This has been my observation of myself over the past few years. My body responds much better to very intense short bursts. The evidence seems to suggest that this might be true for most populations.
3. Some members of the population will have a negative response to exercise.
For some additional stuff on cardio go here The player is at the bottom right hand side of the screen. Dont be put off by the meathead styling of the page.