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Benefits of a Diverse Exercise Routine

Benefits of a Diverse Exercise Routine

Exercising is something that everyone can benefit from and it’s one of the most important factors in your overall health. Having an exercise routine not only keeps you fit, but it also slows the aging process as the deterioration of cells is reduced. With that being said, your body has many different parts which require different exercises to maintain their strength. Adding variety to your workout plan enables you to reach your personal fitness goals while also mixing up the otherwise repetitive routine. Your body will become accustomed to certain routines over time and that’s why it is important to keep changing up your workout.

Why It’s Important to Diversify your Workout

While it’s tempting to do the same workouts when you hit the gym, such as running on the treadmill for 10 minutes, it’s not necessarily going to help you achieve your fitness goals. Below are some reasons why diversifying your workouts is important.

• Avoid Burnout

Regardless of whether you’re working out or something else entirely, doing the same thing day-after-day leads to burnout and boredom. Once you’ve built the habit of exercising, it’s time to venture off and try new specific workouts. Diversifying your workouts help make each gym-trip into a new adventure. You want to challenge yourself both mentally and physically and changing up the old routine is highly beneficial to your fitness progress.

• Prevent Injuries

Simply put, if you do too much of one workout and target one specific area of your body constantly, you risk over-working that part of your body which can result in injury. Your muscles need time to rest between workouts and targeting those areas repeatedly, such as working out your biceps three days in a row, can lead to a pulled or torn muscle.

• What Workouts Work for You

A final benefit of having diversity in your workout routines is that you can discover what does and does not work for you. Everyone is different, and each person has different fitness goals. When you try a variety of options, you will find specific exercises that you love, and some you cannot stand. Exploring other workouts will only increase your knowledge of the many options available to you.

The more you explore and learn about different exercises, the easier it’ll be to train yourself and achieve your fitness goals. Working with a certified trainer can be a great way to get started on your fitness journey, especially if you’re unsure of where to begin.

FHCP Can Help

At Florida Health Care Plans, our Preferred Fitness program is designed to help you achieve your goals. With the Preferred Fitness benefit, member have free, unlimited access to over 80+ gyms, including select YMCAs. Log in to your Member Portal Account to see if your plan includes the Preferred Fitness benefit and get started on your fitness journey today!

About Florida Health Care Plans

Florida Health Care Plans serves our community with over 9,000 local health care providers in Flagler, Volusia, Seminole, Brevard, and St. Johns counties. Our Care Centers are designed with convenience and comfort in mind, whether you are visiting your family doctor, getting an X-ray, or utilizing our cost-effective, members-only pharmacies.

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