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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.

3 comments on “How Much Should I Exercise ?

  • Interesting stuff. Do you have links for those papers you mention? I’d be very interested to read them.

    I’d also love to know if you are aware of any evidence about the relative merits of moderate vs more strenuous exercise. You mention the benefits of 20-30 minutes exercise at 50-60% of my maximum heart rate, but what are the advantages or disadvantages of exercising more strenuously, say at 80-90% of my maximum heart rate?

    • I have placed the links within the article and at the end. I also added a link the the heart.org site for more information on the definition of moderate exercise. The 80/20 rule is wise rule to follow. 80% of your exercise should be of a mild/moderate intensity and only 20% at a higher intensity (>93% Max HR). Once you get into your VO2 Max range the risk of injury increases.

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