By now, we’re all familiar with the health benefits of incorporating cardio into your daily or weekly fitness routines—but is it possible to do too much of it? What about the best forms of cardio? Sure, you can visit your favorite spin class or run your neighborhood trail day-in day-out, but in what ways are our routines hindering or helping our health? Sometimes it feels as though we're stuck in a fitness bubble in which highly specialized workouts and classes reign supreme, and the basic understanding and knowledge of cardio is thrown out the window.
That said, we reached out to Dennis Finkielstein M.D., a cardiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth Israel here in New York City, with the hopes of clarifying some of the confusion and misconceptions about cardio. Read on for the highlights of our conversation and maybe, a few tips on how to reconsider the role of cardio in your life.