When people start working out at Prime Fitness in Totowa, NJ, they often ask how soon they’ll see results. The answer will vary, but the average person feels the difference in their body after the first week and normally sees a difference in about a month. You don’t often find people questioning what happens when they stop working out. It’s not normally planned but seems to happen without notice.
If you’ve worked out for a long time, you won’t see the difference immediately. People who just started a workout program or who have worked out for just a few months have different results. It won’t take long before their body loses all the ground they’ve gained. For the veterans of exercise, suddenly stopping has different consequences. Endurance and cardio fitness fall off fast. It can take a week or so for that to occur, but you’ll still be fitter than the new-to-exercise person.
It takes two to eight weeks to experience improvements in muscles and strength. The amount of time varies by gender, age, and starting point. If you’re working out regularly and doing strength training a couple of times a week, not much happens to your muscle mass in a few weeks devoid of exercise. People who are ripped or who have significant muscle mass may skip as much as ten weeks without much loss.
Exercise can do a lot to lift spirits. Therapists and doctors who often use it as an adjunct have long touted the benefits of exercise for improving mood. It can burn off stress hormones and release those that make you feel good. It also suppresses the hormones responsible for depression. If you quit working out, it can cause you to feel mentally out of sorts, and sometimes grumpy, overreactive and stressed.
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