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To help prevent heart disease, how hard should I work out?

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A cardio workout is moderate if you can talk but not sing. You're exercising vigorously if you can't say more than a few words without taking a breath.

Ask your doctor if you should limit the intensity of your exercise. It's much better to start out taking it easier and work up to more challenging workouts. That’ll help prevent injury.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Measuring Physical Activity Intensity."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Measuring Physical Activity Intensity."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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