Bismillah alhamdulillah: very nice interview with the olympic level athlete and cardiologist Dr Paul Thompson on what exercise to recommend to patients. Some take home points:

  • 30 minutes walking per day
  • Recommend every day to get 5/6 days
  • Jogging 15 minutes/day
  • Walking outside = walking on a treadmill with a 1-2% incline because of air resistance!
  • Cycling on a stationary bike is pretty poor.
  • Don’t forget to keep strengthening your muscles as many people are outliving their muscle strength. 
  • Lovely last thought from the interviewer who remembered her mentor’s thought: ‘I wish our lives were like batteries, they run on full power right to the end and then give up very quickly’

Have a listen and keep moving! 

Walking the Path to Health
Medscape Family Medicine Podcast
Duration: 15:00
Published: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:35:28 EDT

Dr Henry Black speaks with cardiologist Paul Thompson on how the best exercise practices are often the simplest


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