There are numerous health benefits that come from training regularly – increased metabolic rate, greater muscle mass and stress management to name a few.
If you’ve been doing your fitness regime for a while now, it’s likely that at first you noticed some of these changes happen pretty quickly. Maybe you lost a few kilos, felt fitter and got stronger. You could train for longer without stopping, than when you first started.
The amazing the about the human body though, is that it adapts very quickly to stimuli. If you’ve been doing the same exercise for several months, chances are that you’re now burning far fewer calories and getting less results, than you think.
The key to staying on top of your metabolic rate and getting other positive results for all your hard work, is to change things around with your training every few weeks. Alter your running or walking route; get a new weight program at the gym, or try some different classes. If in doubt, try monitoring your sessions with some wearable technology, or getting a fitness professional to take your measurements on a regular basis. With body composition analysis scans now readily available, this has become a very simple process.
So make this week the week to change things up, and prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the results.