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Overview of Endurance Exercises

Endurance - Why is it Important?


Updated December 29, 2004

Endurance exercises include any activity that increase heart rate and respiratory rate. This includes walking, jogging, running, biking, rope jumping, and many others. Over time these activities improve the health of the lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Most importantly however, endurance exercises can also delay or prevent many diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers.

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