Switch up your exercise
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Are you a creature of habit?
If your scale has stalled or you can’t seem to budge off a plateau, you may have done the same thing for too long.
Your body has an amazing ability to adapt to a routine, and eventually it stops giving you the results you got in the beginning.
When this happens, you probably don’t need a different program or a new personal trainer. Sometimes simply changing a few parts of your workout is enough to kick your body back into weight-loss mode.
Consider altering the type of exercise you’re doing as well as the speed and the length of time. For example, instead of walking for exercise, consider riding a bike, swimming or using a cardio machine at the gym.
Then switch up the speed so that you move faster for a few minutes, then slow down again.
Often this simple change is all that’s needed to break a plateau and get your body back on track.
Excerpted from Chapter 24 in "Friends with the Scale."