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Podcast 161 – Strength Or Cardio Workouts, Which Is More Important?


senior fitness with meredith

Strength training workouts are a great way to help build muscle, add strength and stability that will help you get through the tasks of the day. Similarly, cardio exercises are also the perfect way to help build up you stamina, cardiovascular system and help give you the energy you need to tackle the day as well.

But which one is more important?

Finding time to exercise during the day/week can be challenging and making sure you’re getting the right exercises in is important to your overall health. Deciding whether to focus on either your cardio or strength training can make scheduling pretty tricky especially if you feel that you are lacking in one or the other.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Meredith’s personal experience in working with clients over the years and their attitudes about the importance of strength training and cardio exercises.

2). The difference in opinions on both strength training and cardio between men and women and how that affects their choices in activities for exercise.

3). Some thoughts on how often you should “intermingle” both strength training workouts and cardio workouts and/or how to balance them out if you feel you favor one of the other.

4). Some of the push back Meredith would receive from teaching strength classes in senior communities and how she was able to show the importance of why using weights/bands for resistance is beneficial to you at any age.

5). Tips on how to balance both types of workouts to give you the benefits of both worlds which in turn promotes health and longevity.


Thank you again for joining us on this episode! Deciding whether strength training or cardio exercises are more important for you depends on a lot of factors and in a lot of cases you need the perfect balance of both. We hope the tips in this episode helps you determine how to go about setting up your exercise schedule so that you don’t feel you are lacking in any area. Maintaining the perfect balance in the long run is always best when it comes to long term health and wellness.

Til the next episode!

Team Meredith