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Optimal Health: Exercise

If there is a fountain of youth, it’s probably through correct and adequate movement. Exercise can decrease risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and it can increase your mood, energy levels, and (as if that’s not enough) it can ramp up your sex drive! We all know that exercise and optimal health go hand in hand but now what?   I wish it were a simple, one-size-fits-all answer- but it’s not. The answer to this question is entirely goal specific. But to come up with an effective strategy we should learn more about the types of exercise. Generally speaking, there are two categories of exercise: cardiovascular and resistance training. Cardiovascular Exercise The recommendation for cardio is about 2.5 hours of moderate intensity every week. The intensity can be difficult to figure out at first, but a good rule of thumb for testing intensity is being able to talk but not sing. There are...