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Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­ Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered. morn­ing and then you do your high-in­ten­sity ex­er­cise for 40 min­utes. What do the other 15 hours of your day look like? If you spend most of your day stressed or in a rush, the in­tense ex­er­cise will just be an ex­tra 40 min­utes that you are in what I like to call the ‘‘red zone’’ (sym­pa­thetic ner­vous sys­tem dom­i­nance).

If this is the case for you, then I would en­cour­age fo­cus­ing on gen­tler move­ment such as yoga, tai chi or walk­ing. If this doesn’t


Do some re­sis­tance train­ing as you age to main­tain or build mus­cle mass.

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