Go ahead and indulge your cravings. Take a break from working out. But return to your normal diet and exercise program the next morning. A review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that the longer it takes you to re-focus on fitness, the more your enthusiasm for it will dim, and the harder it will be for you to get back on track. In short, a day off won’t hurt you, but a week or two off can derail your progress toward your goals. It can also inflate your waist size, according to a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology. The researchers found that just two weeks of inactivity can increase belly fat by seven percent.
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This is so true…it is so difficult to jump back into a workout routine once you have been off for a couple of weeks. Be encouraged! All hope is not lost. Go to my Starting Again… blog to receive some helpful tips to restart your fitness journey.
What do you do to get back on the wagon?