Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Exercise

The benefits of cardiorespiratory, or aerobic, conditioning include:

♦ A stronger heart and lower resting heart rate.

♦ Fitness and performance benefits, such as increased aerobic capacity and muscle endurance.

♦ Health benefits, such as maintenance of a healthy body weight and body fat percentage, management of stress, and decreased blood cholesterol and fat (triglycerides) levels.

♦ Increased performance in physically-demanding jobs such as lift-and-carries.

♦ Increased muscle tone and enhanced physical appearance.

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