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Day 8: 5 top reasons why testing and tracking your VO2 max can improve your health and longevity

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

VO2 max is a measure of the maximum amount of oxygen a person can consume during intense exercise, and it’s a key indicator of cardiovascular fitness.

Here are five reasons why you should consider incorporating VO2 max testing into your fitness routine:

#1 Improved cardiovascular health

VO2 max measures the maximum amount of oxygen that your body can utilize during exercise. As a result, improving your VO2 max can lead to better cardiovascular health and a reduced risk of heart disease.

#2 Increased endurance

Improving your VO2 max can also help you increase your endurance and exercise for longer periods of time. This can help you push past plateaus and reach new fitness goals.

#3 Better weight management

By improving your VO2 max and increasing your endurance, you’ll be able to burn more calories during exercise. This can lead to better weight management and a reduced risk of obesity.

#4 Reduced risk of chronic disease

Regular exercise and improved cardiovascular health can help reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and cancer.

#5 Enhanced mental health

Regular exercise has been linked to improved mental health and reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression. By improving your VO2 max and incorporating exercise into your routine, you can enjoy these benefits and improve your overall well-being.

In conclusion, testing and tracking your VO2 max can be an effective way to improve your health and longevity. By incorporating regular exercise and monitoring your progress, you can achieve your fitness goals and live a healthier life.

Look out for a post tomorrow on the best ways to test.

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