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Minor Fitness Layoffs Mean Major Fitness Losses

According to a review published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, reducing your daily exercise, even for a short time, can dramatically drop your fitness levels. One study found that healthy guys who slipped from 10,000 steps per day to 1,500 steps per day for two weeks experienced a 7 percent bump in belly fat and a 7 percent loss in aerobic capacity, as well as decreased muscle strength. In other words, it’s best to just keep on keepin’ on.