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5 Big Reasons to Improve Your Cardio Fitness Score

Cardio fitness has been getting a lot of attention from major health organizations like the American Heart Association. And for good reason. As Fitbit previously reported, people with low cardiorespiratory fitness have a 56 percent higher risk of death from heart disease than those who are the most fit. “Cardiorespiratory fitness is one of the most powerful predictive risk factors for premature cardiovascular disease there is,” says study co-author Timothy S. Church, MD, PhD, MPH, professor of preventative medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. “It’s right up there with smoking, diabetes, and family history.” But as you’ll see below, preventing heart disease isn’t the only reason you should care about your Cardio Fitness Score. In fact, it’s...

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