The Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Working Out
The good news? They're all pretty simple to reverse—or prevent entirely.
Dan Roe/Outside May 1, 2017
When a planned rest day turns into a rest week or a nagging injury keeps you out of the game for longer than anticipated, you expect a little guilt over dropping your exercise habit. But we consulted the experts to break down what happens when workouts grind to a halt and what they have to say may surprise you. It's okay to take time off, but there are physiological changes that you should be aware of. The good news: while some gains do vanish overnight, most are reversible or don't take much effort to maintain...
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