Polyclinic Neurologist, Dr. Braden Nago recommends getting at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity a day. He enjoys running, biking, and swimming as his main forms of exercise, and recommends pushing yourself to an anaerobic threshold once a week. Anaerobic threshold is the point at which you begin working your muscles without oxygen, from an aerobic level, believed to be at about 87% of your Maximum Heart Rate. By pushing yourself to this limit, you should see improvements in your cardio and health. “I also recommend mixing things up,” Dr. Nago said. “It will help keep you from getting bored with certain exercises.”
Similarly, Breast Surgeon Dr. Ames Smith runs 20-30 minutes each day. He also stresses focusing on flexibility. “As we get older we tend to get stiff and that just makes life harder,” he said. “Stretching every day is a great way to improve flexibility.” He also says having good nutrition, doing aerobic exercise, and strength exercises in addition to stretching are his four key elements for staying healthy. Like Dr. Nago, Dr. Smith recommends planning a fitness routine that’s fun and not tedious so you stay engaged.