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Your Top 6 Cardio Questions, Answered

Silver Sneakers—August 1, 2017

Silver Sneakers featured Pamela Geisel, MS, CSCS, sports performance specialist at HSS, in an article about frequently asked questions for cardiovascular exercise.

According to the article, cardiovascular exercise helps lower the risk of heart disease. Geisel stated that "additional benefits include weight management, improved insulin sensitivity, increased lung capacity, stronger bones, and decreased stress and anxiety. It’s also a great social opportunity. Catch up with old friends or make new friends over a tennis match or walking club".

When asked how to choose the best form of cardio, Geisel said "the best form is the one you enjoy. You’re more likely to adhere to a program you find pleasure in." However, if you have osteoporosis, it is important to stick with a low-impact exercise such as walking.

Geisel added, "if you have a medical history of cardiovascular, metabolic, or kidney disease, it’s recommended that you speak with your doctor and find a qualified exercise professional to help you craft a workout to meet your needs. And always listen to your body."

Read the full article at silversneakers.com 


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