karvonan formula for cardiovascular strength

Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Fitness





to cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic fitness.


Reduction in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors

  • Reduced resting blood pressure
  • Increased HDL cholesterol
  • Decreased triglycerides
  • Reduced body fat and intra-abdominal fat
  • Reduced insulin needs, and improved glucose tolerance
  • Reduced blood platelet adhesiveness and aggregation

Improvement in cardiovascular and respiratory function

  • Increased VO² max (maximal oxygen uptake)
  • Increased stroke volume
  • Stronger heart
  • Decreased heart rate (HR) and blood pressure at submaximal workloads
  • Increased capillary density in skeletal muscle
  • Increased anaerobic threshold
  • Increased stamina, endurance, energy, energy

Other Benefits

  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Enhanced feeling of well-being
  • Enhanced performance of work and sport activities
  • Enhanced function and independent living in older persons
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved immune function
  • Increased quality of life
  • Increased quality of life
  • Decreased morbidity and mortality

To improve the cardiorespiratory system, overload must occur, which means that the body must be given and appropriate challenge greater than it has been used to.  Manipulating frequency, intensity, duration, and mode are all ways to overload and cause improvement to the cardiorespiratory system. Using this focus with interval training will help you to stay committed to your cardiorespiratory fitness plan.

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