Used to exercise to look like Daisy Duke – but now our main winner of the Advent Calendar has another reason

10856841_10152975401287498_5758103577617328176_o“I used to exercise because I wanted to look like Daisy Duke (80’s TV program ‘Dukes of Hazard’) when she wore her red bikini. There was always an excuse why that didn’t happen. By looking around and seeing how limiting inactivity can make your life as you get older, I see that there are far more dire outcomes than looking fat in a bikini. I now exercise because I want to be able to participate in life fully for the rest of my life, with no regrets about missing out because I didn’t treat my body well enough when I should have”
Fiona Gunn, winner of our Advent Calendar Christmas Eve

We totally recognize our self in Fionas reason, and hope that many others also find more importand and inspiering reasons to exercise than looking like someone else. But we have all had that feeling, haven’t we?

We had three finalists in our Advent calander. Fiona is our main winner and gets a roundtrip to Trondheim and a day at CERG. The two other gets a pair of trainers:

Bente Pedersen has sent inseveral pictures and reasons to exercise. Here is one of them:

10831755_343767885806726_1757207479_n“I exercise to set a good example for my kids, and to be able to go hiking together with them”
Bente Pedersen, finalist

 

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“Why do I exercise? “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to find eac hother, to feel. That is the purpose of life.” #lifemagazinemotto”
Robbie Mullins, finalist

We want to thank everyone that have participated i our Advent Calendar for their good and inspiering pictures and reasons to exercise, and hope that this calender has been nice to follow for all of you. We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and are looking farward to sharing both our own and others research on physical activity in the year to come too.

Here are som of us, inspired of you, after our last workout before Christmas:

Siste trening før juleferien. Foto: Ragnhild Røsbjørgen

 

 

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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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