The Importance of Consistency in Your Exercise Program


It’s common knowledge that missing a day – (or three) – of your daily exercise regime makes it harder to maintain that routine in the future; but as it turns out, the consequences of inconsistency in your workout can be farther reaching than that. By skipping a day or two, you actually might be diluting the benefits you reap from workout in the first place. At first, skipping days can mean a decrease in the positive metabolic aspects, and eventually can affect motivation, endurance, and can increase the instances of injury.

Alistair Hopper, Winnipeg-based personal trainer for Flex Fitness, gives some important advice:

“If you have a bad workout or a bad week of workouts try to have a short term memory.  Reset and start fresh the next day.  Being consistent is a sure fire way to achieving your fitness goals and beyond.”

Alistair further articulates in this article that the key is not letting one slip become a habit, “Focus on the next workout and at being consistent.”

Written by Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto.

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