Monday, February 11, 2008

Why You Should Never Stop Excercising

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Here's a great scientific article on how stopping an excercise routine pushes you back from your fitness goals a lot farther than you may have thought: Irregular Exercise Pattern May Add Pounds Here's the big-money quote:

He found that runners who decreased their distance from five to zero miles per week gained four times as much weight as those who decreased their distance from 25 to 20 miles per week. He also found that people who started running after an exercise layoff didn’t lose weight until their mileage exceeded 20 miles per week in men, and 10 miles per week in women.

Who wants to run 20 miles a week to get back on track? Not me.

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