A very effective way to improve overall health is to perform endurance training exercises. It has been proven to help burn fat, speed up metabolism, and improve the cardiovascular system. Studies have also shown that endurance training can elevate one’s mental state by releasing endorphins into the body, which helps to relieve stress.
Endurance training involves high repetition activities that aid in increasing muscle and cardiovascular stamina. It is recommended for the average person to do endurance training 3-5 days a week for 20-30 minutes. A person can increase frequency and intensity over time once enough stamina has been built.
Endurance training can be categorized into three types: light, moderate, and high intensity. An example of light endurance training would be a brisk walk at a pace where one can still hold a conversation. Less than half of max exertion efforts are given during light training. Moderate cardio involves giving approximately 50-70 percent max effort. A light jog, walking on an incline, and biking are all examples of moderate endurance training. High intensity endurance training involves doing intervals that give 70-85 of one’s max effort for short durations. Examples of high intensity training include sprinting, speed roping, and box jumps.
Improving endurance is an important part of weight loss, athletic performance, and internal health. Be sure to consult with a physician before beginning any endurance training program.