Taking an Exercise Break? Fitness Deteriorates After Just Two Weeks

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From UPI:

A new study proves that the old adage “use it or lose it” is definitely true when it comes to fitness.After just two weeks of sedentary behavior, formerly fit people had:

—A decline in heart and lung health

—Increased waist circumference

—Greater body fat and liver fat

—Higher levels of insulin resistance

Source: Study: Two weeks of no exercise enough to damage fit people’s bodies – UPI.com

On the other hand, taking a two-week break from exercise twice a year probably won’t have any lasting effect on health and longevity. And it may prevent burn-out and abandonment of fitness entirely.

It’s a small study, just 28 subjects, so may not be reproducible.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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2 responses to “Taking an Exercise Break? Fitness Deteriorates After Just Two Weeks

  1. Pingback: Taking an Exercise Break? Fitness Deteriorates After Just Two Weeks - Lean.New.Me.

  2. Ivan

    How long have you lived with diabetes Dr. Parker?

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