MORE CARDIO Equals Better Conditioning #Myth


Cardio exercises such as walking, running, biking, kickboxing classes and elliptical training will improve you cardio-respiratory system if you are pushing it to levels that it’s not accustomed to on a regular basis. Rarely do any of these forms of exercise push your muscles to the levels beyond what they are used to on a regular basis (you might be a little sore from starting any new activity). However, strength training performed at the right intensity will push both your muscles and your cardio-respiratory system well beyond what they are used to on a regular basis, leading to continuous improvement. Strength training is the best type of exercise for overall fitness, although cardio type exercises are great for sport-specific training, stress reduction and calorie expenditure.

Miles is the Director of Content at North Idaho Wellness Magazine as well as a farmer in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. He's passionate about community, togetherness, food, and family. He writes about all the above and you can often find him at a cafe taping away on a keyboard. Email Miles with any questions you have - milest (at)

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