Your Body Becomes More Efficient
Your body is smart enough to make jobs easier whenever it can. So without any conscious effort on your part, you adapt to the physical stimuli you place on yourself. That way, the next time you perform a task, your body knows how to use less effort to accomplish the same goal.
Liam Champion, a U.K.-based physical therapist, says that your body’s ability to adapt to exercise ultimately results in reduced calorie burn. So if your running routine is on auto-pilot, you’ll burn fewer calories to perform the same task as time goes on. Luckily, the fix is simple. “Modify your training so your body is forced to work harder and in different situations,” Champion says. ”If you do a long, slow run one day, work on hill sprints the next.” Keep switching up your pace, distance, and incline to keep your body guessing.
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