I made one of the most shocking discoveries of my adult life. Two weeks ago, I developed a pinched nerve in my back and had to stop exercising. I have worked out approximately 90 minutes a day/7 days a week for the last 40 years. I am by no means thin, but exercise has helped me maintain my weight and health effectively.
Here is how it all happened:
I reduced my daily calories from about 2200 to 1500. That is the only change I made in my daily routine besides no exercise.
Here are my results:
- I lost 10 pounds in 14 days.
- Even though I ate fewer calories, my hunger level was less.
- Some nagging injuries have gone away.
- I have added 2 hours to my day.
So, I guess you are wondering by now if I am going to resume my exercise routine after my pinched nerve heals. The answer is yes, absolutely. There are many benefits to exercise, and I think it is critical to maintaining health and physical and mental fitness.
I would suggest to people who exercise obsessively, and still have some weight to lose, to take a week or two off every once in a while, and simply reduce calories. You might be surprised at the results.
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