I dislike doing the same old exercises every time I work out, so I have an extensive menu to order from. Changing up your workouts is not only beneficial for your head, but your body will see greater improvements. When you do the same thing over and over, your body finds the easiest way to achieve that goal; it’s like water-it always finds the path to the least resistance. And while that certainly comes in handy if you need to conserve energy to complete a long task, it isn’t great for muscle and brain growth and burning calories.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that 15-20 minutes at a higher intensity gives me good benefits, and I don’t require as much recovery time in between workouts. The shorter time also allows me to fit exercise into my schedule more frequently. I’ve found that if I miss workouts for a couple of days do to one thing or another, it is much harder for me to get back into the swing of it again-continuity is the key for me. You have to find what works for you, but remember that weight loss and iimproved wellness follow the rule of gradualism; it doesn’t happen overnight.
I do so enjoy feeling fit.
Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.