It doesn’t matter if you’re a marathoner or a weekend warrior, your body begins to break down as soon as you stop moving.
Hormone levels change as you age, allowing you to lose strength and overall fitness levels twice as quickly. The solution: exercise must truly become a commitment as you get older.
2.Your Nervous System … One Week After You Quit Exercising
Within a week, your nervous system must make a greater effort to “fire up.” It’s not unusual to take longer to get back to where you were before. In fact, the better shape you’re in, the longer it takes to return to it.
3.Your Heart Suffers … Within A Week
The overall functional condition of your heart decreases. In fact, there’s a 5% decrease within just 24 hours. After 2 weeks, your blood volume can decrease by as much as 20%. Your heart rate at rest can increase by 4-15 beats per minute.
5.And If You Get Sick, It’s Worse
There’s a reason you feel awful when you’re sick. Your level of fitness is lost twice as quickly as those just taking a break from working out. Those in better shape experience a greater effect on their body. In fact, a recovery from a fracture or surgery can take up to 12 months.