If you are one of those people who simply “want to get fit” or are an endurance athlete striving for more, then improving your cardio-vascular and respiratory fitness will bring enormous benefits.
Exercise improves the body’s ability to take in, transport and utilise oxygen which is key in improving fitness levels.
Specific benefits include:
Decreased risk of serious illness such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression and some cancers
Ability to exercise at higher intensities with increased endurance
Decreased body fat percentage
Improved blood cholesterol levels
Increased energy levels and sense of well-being