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10 Benefits of Aerobic Endurance

24 May 2016
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Aerobic Endurance

This is the first part of a series of five posts on aerobic endurance training. Stay tuned by signing up for blog updates to be notified when other posts are published.

Aerobic Endurance Training Guide: Part 1

Aerobic endurance is not only a must for obstacle racing, but also an essential for general fitness, overall health and many other sports.

Aerobic endurance is good for your heart, adds years to your life, burns calories and helps you build up a feel-good therapeutic sweat.

Aerobic Endurance: What Is It?

Aerobic endurance is the ability of your system to sustain cardiovascular activity over time.

Having a sound foundation of aerobic endurance will help you finish a race and get you through longer training sessions. If you’re into other sports, aerobic endurance will equip you to complete a long run, last a tennis match and carry you through a pickup basketball game

10 Benefits of Aerobic Endurance

Training for aerobic endurance has many benefits good for general fitness and sports-specific conditioning. Here are a few of the rewards of regular aerobic activity:

1. Helps improve cardiovascular health and reduce risk of developing cardiac conditions.

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In addition to strengthening your heart, aerobic exercise can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure as well as reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes.

2. May improve immune response and defend against minor illnesses like a cold or flu.

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When you are fighting off a cold, just 20 minutes of low to moderately intense aerobic exercise can help you release toxins associated with minor infections.

3. Lengthens life.

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Thanks to a improved cardiovascular health and immune response, aerobic activity has an indirect impact on life span.

4.Weight-bearing aerobic activities like walking and running strengthen the skeletal system.

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These and similar aerobic activities can prove instrumental in delaying osteoporosis and maintaining bone health.

5. Relieves stress.

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Working up a good sweat associated with vigorous aerobic exercise is a great stress-reliever for some.

6. Boosts energy levels.

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Although they may wear you out, aerobic activity on a regular basis has a long-term impact of improved energy throughout the day. Just be sure you’re getting enough sleep to recover after you more challenging bouts of exercise!

7. Improves mood.

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Longer aerobic sessions have been shown to increase endorphin levels in the blood, which positively impacts your mood.

8. Along with a healthy diet, aerobic exercise assists with weight loss goals.

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Probably the most well-known benefit, aerobic activity burns calories and can help with weight loss and management goals.

9. Builds mental toughness for sport.

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If improving endurance and/or participating in endurance sports is your goal, the additional demand of long, intense training sessions will help build your mental toughness and confidence.

10. Develops a solid base of fitness and conditioning for sport or other athletic discipline.

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Many sports require some aerobic conditioning as a foundation for participating on a competitive level, including obstacle racing.

Now that you’re sold on the benefits of aerobic endurance, in part 2, we’ll get into when and where to incorporate endurance work into your training.

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