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What Happens to Your Body by Skipping the Gym?

Skipping Workouts

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  • Skipping workouts for just two weeks can significantly reduce your cardiovascular fitness, lean muscle mass, and insulin sensitivity
  • When you skip too many workouts, the strength of your heart and lungs will fade first
  • When comparing 20- to 30-year-olds with 65- to 75-year-olds, the older group lost strength nearly twice as fast during six months of inactivity

By Dr. Mercola

Most exercisers skip a workout occasionally. You may be traveling, fall ill, or have an unusually heavy work deadline that keeps you from the gym. Sometimes you simply may lack the motivation to work out, which may lead to another skipped workout or two.

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