We have continually touted the benefits of exercise for virtually all non-communicable diseases. However, in terms of reducing cardiovascular risk, some exercises appear to provide more benefit for some than others. What is significant is that you do enough, which we are estimating to be roughly 150 minutes per week. Frequency is as important as durations, so exercising for 30 minutes 5 times a week will have more value than doing 2 ½ hours in one shot over the weekend. It is also apparent that there is such a thing as too much exercise. When endurance athletes take this one step (excuse the pun) too far, then substantial and irreversible damage can be done to the heart. Most of us will learn the power of limitation, but for many the thrill of the competition prevails!