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What are the benefits of changing up my exercise routine?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
Switching up your workouts -- rather than doing the same thing day after day -- has many benefits. For starters, it’s more fun to mix it up -- it adds some spice. Trying new activities makes it more likely that you’ll find something you really love doing and can stick with. It’s also better for your overall fitness. It strengthens different muscles and reduces your chances of a repetitive-stress injury. Studies have shown that people who do a combination of cardio and weights have better outcomes for weight and other benefits of exercise.

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