RadioMD: The Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show

How Your Body Acts after Two Weeks of No Exercise

November 13, 20159 min
Why does your body react negatively after no exercise?If working out has become a daily habit for you, you know how miserable you might feel if you're unable to work out for more than a week.It turns out that no matter how fit you are, your age, or how long you've been working out regularly... two weeks without working out has a drastic effect on your body.What are the visible signs of taking two weeks off?You can expect the loss of muscle mass, weight gain (if you haven't changed your diet), your speed and endurance will decline, your brain might feel cloudy, and your dopamine levels might also drop. Lack of exercise can drop your energy levels and reduce your ability for deep sleep.Why is exercise so important to your health?Scott Weiss, PT, MS, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss why exercise is important to your health and what your body is like with two weeks of no exercise.

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