In combination with strength and more defined muscles, a fitness goal worth achieving is greater cardiorespiratory endurance. So what is this and what are some steps on how to improve cardiorespiratory endurance?
What is Cardiorespiratory Endurance?
Cardiorespiratory endurance is basically the level of ability of your heart, blood vessels, and lungs deliver oxygen to your muscles.
Cardiorespiratory endurance, when you break it down, is just a fancy way of saying “endurance”. No matter what you call it it’s something that can improve your overall fitness performance — when you have higher levels of endurance, you can exercise and/or workout longer and with more intensity.
Improving your cardiorespiratory endurance can also help you burn fat, lower your blood pressure and reduce stress.
The best way you can improve your cardiorespiratory endurance (CRE) is to improve how your body consumes oxygen. CRE is also known as aerobic fitness, so it entails exercising at a moderate intensity level for extended periods of time.
It should be noted that aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise is quite different. Examples of aerobic exercise include jogging, running, swimming and bicycling. These types of exercises increase your heart rate and generally use the larger muscle groups.
Anaerobic exercise examples include weight training, sprints and jumping — exercises that require short periods of exertion and high-intensity movement.
A great basic routine will start with a general warm-up of the muscles, followed by your chosen exercise. And finally, you should finish with a proper cool down session to let the heart return to its resting rate.
Fitness experts say it is best to exercise for more than 30 minutes — up to 40 minutes or more — at a moderate level of intensity. This is due to the fact that the body starts to metabolize fat after 30 minutes of activity. This is especially important for those who are trying to lose weight. This time period is important as the glucose in the body is used up and the body begins metabolizing fat. Finally, regular aerobic exercise will improve your body’s use/consumption of oxygen!
Exercising to build your cardiorespiratory endurance is more effective when you engage in your aerobic exercise routine every day. Everyday activities such as cleaning your house, yard work, and even chasing the kids around can count toward your exercise time.
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