Exercise has been documented to be good for your health. Walking and running have cardiovascular benefits and treadmills don't depend on the weather. You can run and watch television news or movies and believe that you're staving off death, though it's never been documented that the treadmill adds even five minutes to your life. Some people who run on two treadmills (one is called life) might think again about the quality of the life they're living outside the gym. Changes in the formula of the Fountain of Youth anti-aging advertisements mix exercise with hormones for growth in muscle, bone and mind. Men and women are experimenting with testosterone shots for sexual energy and body strength, but the jury is still out on the effectiveness and the side effects of these concoctions and contortions. So beware of the New Age snake oil in the Gymnasiums of Eden. Satan can find Eve on a Stairmaster or in a rowing machine and Adam will drink the forbidden fruit juice wherever it's offered. Fitness may be just another fig leaf to hide from our inner selves. It might be better to eat, drink and be merry than to be miserable on the exercise machine. Happy holidays.