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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:10:40 -0500
From: "Stan Lawlor jr" <lawlorjr@idirect.com>
To: <SCD-list@longisland.com>
Subject: Re: Exercise and IBD: Get those Swimming Trunks on Ted

>Hi Guys;
> I was wondering what role if any, exercise has with IBD. Since I am a
>software engineer, I sit in front of a PC all day. Dont get me wrong, I am
>not over weight. I just want to know if exercise can help.
> I live in Tampa Florida so the weather is really nice this time of year
>(mostly 80's during the day and high 60's at night). I also have a heated
>swimming pool. Yes you read it right, Floridians refuse to go in water
>is less than 85. My pool is currently at 80. If exercise plays an
>important role, I will make it a point to swim regularly.
>Thanks for any info.


Hi Ted:

Get those swimming trunks on Ted. I believe that exercise plays a integral role in any healthy lifestyle. We who are cursed by the presence of computers in our lives are especially at risk.

I have CD, but I get as much exercise as I can. Although I am not a swimmer (I'm a runner), my Mom has recently begun swimming and it has done great things for her. You see, being in good shape may not prevent a relapse, but a strong healthy body will help you heal faster when you do have one. Besides, you'll fell just great.

Good Luck,


Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:33:59 -0800
From: "Alpaslan to Xtreme" <alpaslan@2xtreme.net>
To: <SCD-list@longisland.com>
Subject: Re: Exercise and IBD

Dear Ted,

Yes exercise plays an important part. I know from my personal experience, and I have seen on this forum many others talk about the benefits of regular excercise...

Let us know if it works out for you.


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