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Stressed? Don’t work out longer; just shake things up
Posted By Tanja Djelevic On December 1, 2008 @ 11:44 am In Fitness, Health & Wellness | 3 Comments
Many people think that tons of rigorous workouts help relieve stress. But research shows that it can actually have the opposite effect. Changing up your routine can ease stress more effectively than doing MORE of the same.
You can change your workout routine in many ways including …
When you feel your body again has to work harder to keep up, you know you’re doing the right thing! Bu make changes one at a time, not all at once. I’ve seen clients who want to be in shape the moment the idea comes into their head. Usually that leads to poor progress; the body suddenly has too many things to do that it’s unprepared for, commonly leading to injury and overexertion. Also, it’s easy to hit a wall of mental exhaustion when implementing rigorous training, diet and other social changes to keep up with the new program.
Ironically, the key with changing up your workout routine is consistency: Follow a routine until your body adapts to it — then change so the body can feel a challenge again. When you slowly embark on that journey, you will find that your metamorphosis is joyous rather than filled with pressure and anxiety.
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