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National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredIt depends on your current health and fitness goals. Generally speaking the more vigorous the exercise the greater the health and fitness benefits people get from doing it. For people who are out of shape or for people with health issues or joint and muscle issues moderate exercise will provide better benefits. If you are healthy and have no medical issues start with moderate exercise and gradually increase the intensity over time to maximize health and fitness issues.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Michelle Theis , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answeredIt depends on your fitness goals and your current state of health and fitness. Moderate exercises are good for weight loss and weight management because they allow oxygen to get to your muscles to do the work while burning fat for energy. Intensive exercises can take you into "anaerobic" state, in which your oxygen supplies are depleted and the muscles are not able to work as efficiently. Intensive exercises are good for shorter bouts of time, when you want to add a challenge to your workout. It's always best to listen to your body first!Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.