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Doctor insights on: Why Is Cardiovascular Fitness Important

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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Why is the cardiovascular system so important to physical fitness?

Why is the cardiovascular system so important to physical fitness?

AllFunctionEssential: Every cell in our body is dependant, (survival & function) on blood flow within a very nearby capillary for supply of o2 + nutrients & removal of co2 + wastes. The cardiovascular system, along with brain coordination of where the blood flow is preferentially sent, via control of arteriol size/flow control to each bed of capillaries, at any given moment, is the system that enables these functions. ...Read more

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How important is the cardiovascular system important to physical fitness?

How important is the cardiovascular system important to physical fitness?

Very: It is the engine that powers the body. You cannot be fit without a good cv system. Energy, fluids, nutrients, chemistry, oxygen, etc. All delivered through this system. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

Very important: Cardiovascular system comprises of heart and blood vessels and is vital to survival of all other organs it supplies oxygen and nourishment to the whole body. ...Read more

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Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Jogging: Depending on your goals this can be sufficient for maintenance of cv wellness, weight and fitness. I am assuming that you are running a 6-8 mile an hour pace as you describe a fast jog. If you are limited to 18 minutes you may want to vary intensity at time and "run" followed by fast jog. Interval training has been found to increase cv fitness, lower body fat, and improve fitness above "jogging. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more