What happens when you stop exercising?

In fact, a few days away from exercise – even a week – might just be what you need for your mental health, according to Adrienne Herbert, personal trainer, podcast host and author of the upcoming book Power Hour: How to Focus on Your Goals and Create a Life You Love. “If you’re very emotionally stressed and exercise isn’t helping, then a week off might do you the power of good; you sometimes find that you take time off and your body feels so much better after that circuit break.”

But, she warns, there is a juggling act involved here. “We know how essential physical movement is for our mental health and sometimes we do need to consider being compassionate for our future self. So, while hitting snooze and skipping that pilates class might feel like the right thing to do while you’re in bed, you might regret it later.” More here.

Some surprising conclusions here.



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3 replies

  1. I don’t think I’ll stop exercising even for a break. I don’t feel right even when I stop for a day.

  2. I’ve tried exercise programs overs the years but I don’t think I ever get to a point where I miss it when I don’t do it. :-/

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