What happens to your body when you stop exercising?
July 19, 2017
- Just 20 minutes of daily exercise leads to dramatic increases in brain
- Endurance runners who skipped exercise for 10 days had reductions in blood flow to their brain’s hippocampus, which is a region associated with memories and emotions
- After about two weeks of not exercising, your endurance may suffer because of decreases in your VO2 max (also known as maximal oxygen intake)
- Exercise benefits to blood pressure and glucose levels are also among the first to go if you skip too many workouts
Source: Peak Fitness