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How much cardio do I need to do a day/week to prevent cardiovascular disease?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Depends
Prevention is an important modifier in your question.
Prevention must be balanced against innate risks you may have. That being said, movement of almost any type on a daily basis is best, but "cardio" activity of 30-40 minutes 3-4 times per week may suffice to maintain conditioning. That's a big leap, though, to "prevention". Need to be vigilant against overhyping prevention.

In brief: Depends
Prevention is an important modifier in your question.
Prevention must be balanced against innate risks you may have. That being said, movement of almost any type on a daily basis is best, but "cardio" activity of 30-40 minutes 3-4 times per week may suffice to maintain conditioning. That's a big leap, though, to "prevention". Need to be vigilant against overhyping prevention.
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