5NEWS Fit: The Benefits of Taking a Break

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While it’s generally tough to get started once you get out of your workout routine, experts said taking a break may give you the best results.

They said a short break is sometimes good for rest and muscle recovery.

A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows exercisers will see a loss in cardiovascular fitness, lean muscle mass, and insulin sensitivity at the 14-day mark.

Experts recommend easing in to your workouts, especially if you take a long time off from the gym.

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