Increasing your endurance is key to improving your overall fitness.
The greater your cardiorespiratory endurance, the longer and harder you can push yourself during a workout or athletic event.
Good cardiorespiratory is also helpful with certain kinds of strength workouts, like circuit training, where stamina is important.
All in all, it translate into greater exercise capacity, and the greater your exercise capacity, the more calories you will burn and the more fat you will shed.
And beyond enhanced fitness and slimmer physique, greater cardiorespiratory endurance can also lead to a stronger and healthier heart, which is hugely important for longevity and quality of life.
Some cardiorespiratory endurance include distance running, cycling, swimming, dancing, stair climbing, plyometrics, jumping rope, calisthenics, soccer, basketball, tennis and lacrosse.