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What is the best method of starting aerobic conditioning?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Heart rate up & up!

All exercise can be cardio! even circuit weight training! but running, walking, biking, or any number of indoor activities will suffice.
Get your heart rate to at least 70-80 percent of its max: 220-age in years! and keep it there for 30m 3x per week. I advise all my sports med pts to get a heart rate monitor. Initiall your hr will be high for any level of effort, but will lower as you improve.

In brief: Heart rate up & up!

All exercise can be cardio! even circuit weight training! but running, walking, biking, or any number of indoor activities will suffice.
Get your heart rate to at least 70-80 percent of its max: 220-age in years! and keep it there for 30m 3x per week. I advise all my sports med pts to get a heart rate monitor. Initiall your hr will be high for any level of effort, but will lower as you improve.
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