Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Everyone knows that doing cardio is important for your health. We learned in class that the muscles of your heart actually become stronger with cardio and become able to pump blood more efficiently, and that it can lower your risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease), high blood pressure, stroke, etc.

I recently read an article related to low cardiorespiratory fitness being linked to higher rates of CVD, and high rates of CVD have even been observed in individuals with schizophrenia. ¬†The article below says these two factors aren’t necessarily linked because it hasn’t been studied, but one can lead to the other. It’s pretty interesting.

http://www.sciencedirect.com.proxy.library.vcu.edu/science/article/pii/S0277953611006046

 

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