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Image Courtesy Fit Approach via Flickr Creative Commons

Image Courtesy Fit Approach via Flickr Creative Commons

 

An interesting study recently showed that it wasn't just physical activity that helps to fight the negative effects of sitting, but also cardiorespiratory fitness. According to the researchers, "meeting physical activity guidelines alone does not eliminate the cardiovascular risks of sedentary behaviour if individuals do not have a certain level of cardiorespiratory fitness."

Cardiorespiratory fitness is defined as the ability of the body's circulatory and respiratory systems to supply fuel and oxygen during physical activity. Running, cycling, swimming and even brisk walking are all examples of exercises that will increase your cardiorespiratory fitness.

Along with incorporating these activities into your daily life, don't shy away from the vigorous exercises you'll find in our Yoga Tune Up classes. Monk walks, squats and yoga push ups are great for improving the overall function of your body while also pushing your cardio limits. They're also great to do on a rainy day when you don't feel like getting out for a bike ride.