– I exercise because I had health problems

Martin Maguire“I exercise because two years ago I had a few health problems. When I went to see a doctor, he said: “There is nothing wrong with you, you’re just too fucking fat”. He said that if I continued what I was doing I was on course for heart disease or diabetes. I was shocked but it’s what I needed to hear. If only more doctors spoke like that. I have since lost over 15 kgs and exercise at least three times a week. #CERGxmas”
Martin Maguire, winner December 18th

Why do you exercise?

Share your reason along with a picture under the hashtag #CERGxmas on Instagram to join in. If you have a private Instagram profile, you can upload your photo to our International Facebookpage.

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People from all over the world can participate and win. Read more about the prizes and the rules here!

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About CERG

The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) seeks to identify the key mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of physical on cardiac health in the context of disease prevention and treatment. Named the K.G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine under Professor Ulrik Wisløff's leadership in 2011, CERG uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to combat lifestyle-related disease.

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