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How Detrimental Is It To Skip Workouts?

How Detrimental Is It To Skip Workouts?

Hey there! Before you even think about saying goodbye to the gym or waving farewell to home workouts, consider these friendly reminders:

1. Loss of Lean Muscle Mass:
– Missing one workout won’t make your muscles vanish, but skip a few weeks or months, and they might start feeling a bit neglected.
– Remember, if you don’t use those muscles, you might lose them. It’s like they say, “Use it or lose it!”

2. Possible Weight Gain:
– Exercise is a great weight manager. Stop it, and the scale might throw some surprises your way.
– Keep an eye on what you eat. If you’re not burning those calories through workouts, your body might decide to store them. Surprise, surprise!

3. Decreased Endurance:
– Your strength and aerobic endurance could take a dip. Suddenly, tasks like cleaning, mowing the lawn, or even climbing stairs might feel like a marathon.
– Don’t let walking become a workout in itself!

4. Brain Function Takes a Hit:
– Exercise is like a brain boost, bringing oxygen and blood flow. Skip it, and your thoughts might start playing hide-and-seek.
– Clear thinking and good concentration might become a tad elusive.

5. Trouble Sleeping:
– Sleep might become a bit elusive without your regular exercise routine.
– Exercise not only helps with stress but can also be a bedtime buddy. Say goodbye to restless leg syndrome and maybe even sleep apnea

Remember, exercise is a must, but we get it—doing it every single day can be a challenge. Find ways to sneak fitness into your daily routine. Your muscles, brain, and sleep patterns will thank you for it! If every day feels like a stretch, aim for as often as possible throughout the week. Your body will love the effort! 💪😊

Stuart has competed in triathlons from Sprint to Ironman distance. As a qualified Triathlon Australia, Australian Athletics Run Coach, and a certified Ironman coach, he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complementing other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments, etc.).

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