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What Two Weeks Off Exercise Really Does to Your Body

When British researchers asked healthy adults to stop exercise for 14 days, they found the break produced enough change to increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. While researchers assumed that subjects might gain a pound or so, “we didn’t expect to see fat around the liver and loss of cardiorespiratory fitness,” says study author Kelly Bowden Davies. “These were significant changes and would be detrimental if continued long term.” More reason to move as much as you can as regularly as you can.

As taken from the September 2017 issue of Men’s Journal