Wednesday, 16 April 2014

4 Reasons Changing Your Exercise Routine Helps You Lose Weight


It's time to try something different for exercise.

Are you struggling to lose weight? It could be your current exercise routine. You need to make some changes to your exercise routine if you want to lose weight.

Why though when you’re so happy with your exercise routine?

Ask yourself: are you really that happy with your routine as it is at the moment? Is it really doing your body any good? Here are four reasons to change your routine so you lose more weight.

It Stops Your Body Getting Used to Exercise

Your muscles are able to remember everything you do. It takes less time to repair afterwards if you don’t increase the amount you do or push your muscles further.

But surely a shorter recovery time is good.

Well, it does mean you’re getting fitter, but it doesn’t do your body any good overall. You’ll never push past where you currently are in your fitness levels, and it isn’t going to help you lose weight.

You shouldn’t get to the point where there isn’t any pain after your workout. You should feel your muscles ache for a few hours afterwards to know that you’ve pushed yourself harder.

Stop Yourself Getting Bored

Are you really that happy with your current exercise routine? Chances are you’re not! As your body gets used to it, your brain will get used to the monotony of each movement you make. When you get bored, you stop putting the effort in and you could even skip sessions altogether.

You need to shake it up a little, and give yourself something different to do. It doesn’t have to be a lot. Just running your lap in the opposite direction could be enough as you give your brain something new to take in!

Doing something different makes you think you’ve worked harder. You’ll soon find you want to put more effort in too, so you really do work harder.

Target Different Body Parts and Muscle Groups

As you settle into an exercise routine, you’ll find yourself targeting the same muscle groups and body parts over and over again. This is doing nothing for your fitness levels or your weight loss.

When you change your routine up a little, you’ll start targeting new muscle groups. It could be focusing on the side muscles instead of your upper abs or building your calves instead of your thighs. Just the slightest change can make all the difference.

Find Something New and Exciting

You never know what exercises you’ll love if you don’t try them. When you change your exercise routine, you get the chance to try something new and different. You could find a new sport that you absolutely love to play, or an exercise that you never thought you’d enjoy.

Finding something new that you love is always great for your weight loss. It goes back to the point of not being bored. You are more likely to stick to your exercise routine, and then lose weight.

Are you ready to change your exercise routine? You’ll really find it helps boost your weight loss efforts.

Why are you changing your exercise routine? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.

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