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How can I increase my stamina for workouts?

Stamina encompasses both cardiovascular endurance and muscular endurance. To increase your cardiovascular endurance increase your heart rate 3-5 times per week, 20-60 minutes per session, bringing your heart rate between 60 and 90% of your maximum heart rate. (220 – your age). To increase muscular endurance perform exercises using 3 sets of 12 – 20 repetitions with relatively little rest in between sets.

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Keep working out. If you are as out of shape as most of us are, any activity, especially cardio, will increase your stamina.  Once you’re getting your steps on a regular basis, do a little more cardio exercise three times a week at a little more intense level to keep improving your fitness level.

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