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Scientist Says Lazing Around is More Beneficial than Strenuous E

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Posted on Sep 25, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A German scientist has controversially announced that lounging around is the key to a long life and a tried and tested antidote to stress. According to Professor Peter Axt, author of the Joy of Laziness, rising early means that a person is more likely to be stressed for the rest of the day. While Professor Axt advocates moderate exercise such as walking, he does not recommend more strenuous forms of activity.

A German scientist has controversially announced that lounging around is the key to a long life and a tried and tested antidote to stress. According to Professor Peter Axt, author of the Joy of Laziness, rising early means that a person is more likely to be stressed for the rest of the day. While Professor Axt advocates moderate exercise such as walking, he does not recommend more strenuous forms of activity. Axt also believes that people who continue to partake in strenuous exercise in middle age risk memory loss and premature senility, "Research shows that people who run long distances into their 50's are using up energy they need for other purposes," he says.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bbc.co.uk on the 21st April 2001

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