Fact #2 Effects on the respiratory System

We focus so much on the external benefits of exercise but the internal benefits go far beyond simply shedding a few pounds! As we will always preach, exercise is the BEST FREE healthcare.

According to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, exercise increases the amount of oxygen your lungs can process, which increases the amount of oxygen that is available to the rest of your body. During rigorous exercise, your muscles may require up to 15 times the normal amount of oxygen. When you engage in regular exercise, your lungs are able to deliver more oxygen when you need it. Thus, creating a more efficient respiratory system!

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As well as:

  • Increase in vital capacity
  • Increase in minute ventilation
  • Increase in muscular strength of respiratory muscles
  • Increase in oxygen diffusion rate

http://www.livestrong.com/article/338760-physiological-effects-of-exercise-on-body/