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Taking Time Off From Your Workouts During the Holidays? How Fast You Lose Fitness and Tips to Minimize the Hit

Jill S. Brown | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

The truth is it doesn't take long for the body to start losing strength, endurance and aerobic power and anaerobic capacity. In just days or weeks some of these qualities can start to decline. The adage "use it or lose it" has more scientific relevance than you may think. You work out hard and the body adapts by getting fitter, you stop and that hard work starts to deteriorate.

Is 'Deconditioning' A Condition?

| Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article and podcast) Doctors know a lot about prescribing medications. "Take two brisk walks and ...

Exercise Now, Benefit Later: How You Can Stock Up On Fitness

Jill S. Brown | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

As for fitness, I'm a firm believer that you can treat exercise much more like a bank account than you can with sleep.