The sentence is

I was none the worse for abstaining from exercise.

Is the sentence grammatically correct? If yes , whats the meaning of this sentence in simpler terms

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    Exercise isn’t something abstained from, but neglected. Your sentence is grammatically correct, but a better-worded sentence would be, ‘I was none the worse for neglecting exercise.’ – Mike Jones Oct 22 '17 at 13:52
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    @MikeJones Neglect is effortless, abstinence is a challenge. I was told to abstain from exercise after my surgery. The two also have a different sense of degree. – Phil Sweet Oct 23 '17 at 1:10
  • @Phil Sweet: Your physician said 'abstain' as a lazy way of saying 'refrain from'. – Mike Jones Oct 23 '17 at 15:35

The OP statement is grammatically correct.

A google search for none the worse reveals this definition.

The example sentence I was none the worse for abstaining from exercise means that not undertaking exercise had no effect.

(Native English speaker and book editor)

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