Duration or Intensity?

April 13, 2011

Duration or Intensity? People often wonder which is most important in their fitness regimen, duration or intensity. New research has the answer! A recent study shows that when it comes to heart health it pays to be intense! Rowing, running, weights, and brisk walking are especially effective. Your best bet is to boost your level of aerobic exercise while throwing weight training into the mix. Researchers tracked 45,000 men aged 40 to 75 for 12 years. Those who ran for an hour or more per day decreased their risk of heart attack by 42% or more. Those lifting weights for at least 30 minutes each week cut their risk by 23%. Rowing an hour or more a week cut the risk by 18%. The findings are startling. Talk to a personal trainer to find the intensity level that is right for you!

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