Vitamin D Enhance Your Fitness Routine
Higher levels can increase your efficiency in using oxygen. That can improve your exercise regimen.
Researchers have believed that vitamin D is important to your bone, brain, and heart health for many years.
Thanks to a new study, they now think people with high levels of vitamin D get a boost in their workout routines, too.
The study, which was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, finds that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with greater exercise abilities.
The findings add to the increasing evidence that vitamin D plays a role in heart health, boosting exercise capacity, and possibly reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Previous studies have found that people who exercise regularly are more likely to have high vitamin D levels.
This study looked at the connection between those vitamin D levels and overall cardiorespiratory fitness, or how well your body performs during exercise.
Cardiorespiratory fitness is best measured by the maximum amount of oxygen you consume during exercise.
This number presents a picture of how effectively your lungs and heart work together during exercise to move oxygen around your body to the muscles that need it.
The findings are reported as your VO2 max.
People with a greater cardiorespiratory health, or higher VO2 max capacity, can exercise longer and more vigorously.
That means they may also have greater overall health compared to individuals with lower cardiorespiratory health.
These people may live longer, healthier lives as a result.