Give your heart health a lift

Cardio not your exercise of choice? Weight training for an hour per week might appeal to you.

Published: November, 2019

Cardio (aerobic) exercise is often touted as the exercise of choice for improving heart health. After all, a body of research supports how it can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduce plaque buildup to improve blood flow, and help maintain a healthy weight.

Guidelines recommend that older adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week. But what if you can't do regular cardio because of health reasons or limitations — or you simply don't like cardio exercise?

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