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How soon do we become unfit when we stop exercising?

Getting in shape isn't easy. But after all that hard work, how long do we actually maintain it? It turns out that even after the great effort we put into training, taking a bit of time off can mean that we become "unfit" much faster than it took us to actually get in shape. To understand how the body becomes "unfit", we first need to understand how we become fit. The key to becoming fitter – whether that's improving cardiovascular fitness or muscular strength – is to exceed " ". This means doing more than our body is used to. The stress that this has on our body makes us adapt and become more tolerant, leading to higher fitness levels.........Read more

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