Rowing gets your heart pounding, trains it to circulate nourishing oxygen throughout your body more efficiently over time, says Row House Go coach Caley Crawford. The end result? Better cardio endurance — take that, jogging.
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Research shows that exercise of all kinds can reduce stress, boost your mood, and help you think clearly. And rowing is no exception, says Crawford. Bonus? The repetitive motion can be meditative, which helps you stay present as your stress floats away.
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If you’re an avid runner, cyclist, or other athlete, rowing is a great way to supplement your training, says Neville. Taking days off of your main sport can boost your performance and strengthen smaller muscles while going easy on tired joints.
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