A perennial question repeatedly asked is which is better:
cardio or strength exercising?
By PHIL JOFFE
A perennial question repeatedly asked is which is better: cardio or strength exercising? The general recommendations from the health authorities are that one should engage in at least 150 minutes a week of cardiovascular exercise, with an additional two workouts focusing on muscle resistance work.
For years, much emphasis has been directed at cardio training, as the health benefits are multiple. There is a plethora of research that has shown that regular cardio exercise can help reduce risks of heart diseases, strokes, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. It lowers blood pressure, and can raise the good HDL cholesterol levels in the blood; it helps with weight control, relieves stress and can help combat depression. A stronger heart and circulatory system should be a goal for all exercisers.
However, while one continues to commit to the choices available…