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Improving your Fitness Age

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Achieving a consistent 500 fitness points or more at least three times a week should result in a higher VO2max over time. Depending on your fitness level, it may take weeks or months to start seeing bigger changes.

Exceptions:

  • If you’ve already reached a high fitness level, such as a VO2max of higher than 45 ml/kg/min for men, or higher than 39 ml/kg/min for women, you may already have achieved your lowest fitness age. In this case, you can still improve your VO2max by training hard. At this extremely high fitness and VO2 max level, it is possible that more training won’t improve your VO2max as quickly as before. Of course, training and gaining fitness points will still help you to maintain your Fitness Age, VO2max and good health.
  • Hereditary factors affect how your body responds to your training. Some individuals improve faster than others and some may have difficulties in achieving significant fitness improvements.
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices like smoking or unhealthy eating may undo your training effects and exercise benefits.

Note: This product feature uses advanced heart rate analytics provided by Firstbeat Technologies Oy. The information provided by TomTom Fitness Age is an estimation of your fitness level and does not constitute medical advice, nor is it meant to cure, treat or prevent a disease. We advise you to consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program.


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