5 REASONS NOT TO SKIP A WORKOUT
Just this once!
I’m too tired today…
One day won’t hurt, will it?
Do these excuses sound familiar? You may have even had those thoughts today. It’s not hard to come up with excuses not to exercise, and while skipping your workout may not seem like a big deal, it can all too quickly become a habit.
Before copping out on exercise, you may want to think twice. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t skip your workout and a few reasons when it’s okay.
#1 DON’T: Lose Your Fitness
Thinking of taking a break from exercise over summer vacation or the holidays? Not a good idea. The fitness gains you worked all year to achieve will quickly begin to fade. All it takes is one day off of exercise and your blood pressure begins to rise. After a five-day break your blood sugar levels go up. Two weeks of skipping workouts will reveal a noticeable decrease in your cardiovascular fitness and amount of lean muscle. Take two months off from exercise and you’ll fall completely out of shape. Read the entire article in our magazine here…