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To Protect Your Heart, Beware of Excessive Endurance Cardio

Heart Health

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  • Research shows that regularly exercising for extended periods of time could do more harm than good--especially in those with a history of heart disease
  • To protect and optimize your heart health, avoid endurance-type training and focus on high intensity interval exercises instead
  • Research clearly shows that short bursts of intense activity is safer and more effective than conventional cardio—for your heart, general health, weight loss, and overall fitness
  • For optimal benefits and safety, make sure you allow your body to recover between sessions
  • It’s also important to give your body the nutrients it needs for repair. Fast-assimilating protein such as high-quality whey is an ideal recovery meal. Processed carbs and fructose should be avoided at all costs

By Dr. Mercola

When it comes to healthy habits, too much of a good thing can backfire, and that certainly applies to exercise. While most people get far too little exercise for optimal health, some do end up exercising too much — either by exercising too intensely for too long, and/or by working out too frequently.

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