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What Happens to Your Health When You Stop Working Out?

You already know how good exercise can be for you. However, have you ever wondered what would happen to you if you just decided to stop your exercise routine cold turkey. Most people don’t mean to fall off the wagon when it comes to their exercise routine, but many times, life gets in the way, and it just happens. Here is what you can expect if you stop working out.

Higher Blood Pressure

You will experience this phenomenon instantly, since blood pressure is higher on days that you don’t exercise. The scary thing is that your blood vessels can adapt so a slower way of life after only two weeks. This means that you will see a higher blood pressure reading for good if you drop exercise all together.

Higher Blood Sugar

After only five days of missing your workouts, you will experience higher blood sugar levels after a meal. When you are on track with your exercising, your muscles and other tissues suck up they sugar they need for energy.

You Will Get Winded Fast

If you have been consistent with your workouts, then you can probably go up a flight of stairs without any issues. However, miss your workout for two weeks, and you will be gasping for air while taking those same stairs. This is because your VO2 max, which is a measure of fitness that evaluated how much oxygen your muscles use, can decrease by as much as 20 percent without regular exercise.

As you can see, working out regularly is the key to staying healthy. While all of these negative effects from missing too many workouts can be bad for your health, there isn’t need to worry too much. You can easily get your health benefits back by just getting yourself back into the gym. No matter how much time you took off, your rates will eventually return to normal after only a few weeks of working out.

Interested in living a healthier lifestyle, then stop by The Joint. Healthy living isn’t just about working out. It is also about keeping your spine free form subluxations. Regular wellness adjustments are a great way to stay healthy and motivated. Regular adjustments may also help you feel better and keep away any back or neck pain. This means you will be more likely to stick with your workouts once and for all. Finally, chiropractic care may prevent injuries at the gym, which is even more reason why to stop by The Joint today.

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