Changes: a necessity for your health and fitness goals

WAC Personal Training Coordinator is smiling as she leans with one shoulder against a wall.By Michelle Payne, Personal Training Coordinator

Have you ever walked into your gym and felt annoyed after noticing that the equipment was moved around? Do you get irritated at the slightest change to your morning routine?

Mention the word “change” and you might notice that people often attribute a lot of negative emotions to that word. While change is inevitable, it doesn’t always have to come with negativity. It’s easy to focus on negatives, but change often brings about just as many positives that can be noticed with just a simple change in perspective. Change can make you more flexible, understanding, and logical—it can help you become the person you want to be.

Changes affect the body as much as they do the mind. Applying changes to your approach to fitness can yield drastic results! “There are numerous benefits to mixing up your workout routine,” says internal medicine specialist from San Francisco, Dr. Arnold Lee. “It’s the key to stimulating different muscle groups and preventing boredom.” Changing up your workout split—or even simply the exercises you do—can keep you interested and motivated to come to the gym. Additional benefits to changing up your workout routine include preventing injuries from overtraining, breaking plateaus, progressing toward your fitness goals, keeping your mental health in check, and much more!

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” —Benjamin Franklin

—Posted August 11, 2021; JC.

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