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A 51-year-old member asked:

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Different: As one isn't necessarily better than the other. They serve different purposes and ideally you would incorporate both resistance training along withe aerobic training into your exercise routine. This allows you to reap the most benefits and fits in alignment with the American Heart Associations optimal exercise recommendations.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does lifting weights count as exercise?

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Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: It is a part of the current cdc recommendations. http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html.

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Last updated May 29, 2016

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