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Hey Fit! Sometimes I only have a little time to workout, so should I do weights or cardio?
- Crunched for time Cameron

You are definitely not the first person to inquire about this, so thanks for the great question. In reality you should always try and fit in both. Especially since cardio is good for your heart and strength training is good for your bones (among other things). However, if you only have a few minutes at the gym I'd say hit the weights. It's a lot harder to fit in a weight lifting session at the gym during a busy day, but you can always take a few ten minute walks. So if you know you're going to be skipping the cardio at the gym today, take the stairs, volunteer to give your husband a break from walking the dog or get off the bus a few stops earlier than you normally would. All these things will get your heart pumping a little bit faster and can be done anywhere.

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