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.