In the fitness world, there are generally two camps: the cardio buffs and the strength devotees. Some swear by a run or a ride to get their heart pumping; others break a sweat by pumping iron at the gym. It turns out that if you're exercising for the health benefits — and in the long run, you should be — cardio fitness is important for everyone, runners and lifters alike. Research shows that having a high VO2max, scientists' best measure of cardio fitness, comes with a host of health benefits.
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Written by Ashley Hamer January 31, 2019
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