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Assess your Health and Extend your Life - with the Wattbike CRF Health Assessment

May 29, 2020 2 min read

Introduction

Did you know that physical inactivity is todaythe fourth leading risk factor for deathglobally? Inactivity also increases the risk ofmany health conditions,including: heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and depression. In today's world, being unfit and unhealthy also highlights the heightened risks faced by obese and overweight individuals, particularly in terms of virus protection. This blog explores the relationship between exercise, the immune system, and our overall well-being.

So how can we quantify, measure, track, and improve physical health, so we can better protect ourselves against disease, and ultimately live longer? It’s a big ask. But Wattbike has the answer:Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) testing.

Measuring Physical Health and Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) Testing

To better protect ourselves against diseases and live longer, it is crucial to quantify, measure, track, and improve our physical health. One effective method to achieve this is through Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) testing. In simple terms, CRF determines how efficiently our bodies transport oxygen to the areas that need it the most. It reflects the functional capacity of our respiratory, cardiovascular, and skeletal muscle systems. Maintaining a high CRF is associated with a reduced risk of premature death from all causes.

Understanding VO2 Max and its significance

CRF is often measured using VO2max, which represents the amount of oxygen (in milliliters per kilogram per minute) needed for our bodies to function. It is closely related to the functional capacity of our heart. Studies have shown even a small 1-point increase in VO2max gives an extra 45 days of 'active life’, and improving your CRF score by 8 points, you will improve your active life expectancy by 1 year. Talk about a lot of bang for your buck.

Introducing the Wattbike Health Assessment Submax Test

Wattbike, a pioneer in indoor cycling technology, has developed a user-friendly, accessible, and accurate test called the Wattbike Health Assessment Submax Test. This assessment provides individuals with their CRF score and predicted VO2max, offering valuable insights into their current health and fitness levels. Based on these results, personalised and effective training plans are designed to help individuals improve their CRF score by the end of the recommended training period.

Conclusion

Prioritising physical fitness is crucial for protecting ourselves against various diseases and leading longer, healthier lives. By understanding and measuring our Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) through methods like the Wattbike Health Assessment, we can track our progress, set goals, and make targeted improvements to enhance our overall well-being. Remember, investing in our physical health today will yield significant benefits in the long run. So, let's take charge of our fitness journey and unlock a healthier future!

Learn how you can get 10% fitter with the CRF test.


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