Chinese and Eastern Medicines strongly differ from the current Western view of exercise.
They believe that doing too much exercise or doing more intense exercise like running and aerobics can be unhealthy for the body and mind.
They feel that too much exercise uses up and weakens resources such as energy, nutrients and hormones in the body.
This can take them away from the vital organs that need them in order to stay strong and healthy…
They see no difference between strenuous exercise and being overworked as a labourer on a farm, a soldier in the army, a coal miner or some other intensive form of work.
Which instead of making one healthier, can instead often drain the life out of an individual; eventually leading to more weaknesses and illnesses, premature aging and an early death.
However, in Asia they also believe that doing nothing at all is equally as bad as doing too much. So they advise to do moderate exercise. This gives you the good benefits of exercise without any of the problems caused by over exercising.