Variety is the key to any successful fitness routine. You don’t eat the same thing for dinner every night. You don’t listen to the same music every time you’re in the car. You don’t have the same drink every time you go out. So why would you limit yourself to only one type of fitness?
Variety is important for more than just physical benefits, it’s essential for your brain as well. After all, what’s a bangin’ bod if your mind isn’t into it? The mind needs variety in movement to prevent boredom. Boredom leads to loss of interest which leads to less frequent or non-existent exercise. This snowball is what we have scientifically named “pooping out”. Don’t poop out, get VaryActive.
Variety also helps prevent the dreaded plateau. By constantly challenging the body and placing emphasis on exercises that stimulate new muscle groups and movements, the body continuously changes and does not simply adapt to the same ol’ routine.
Research shows adding variety to your workout routine does the body better than sticking to the same activity year after year. Why? Because a wide variety of exercise maximizes benefits and minimizes fitness hurdles such as injuries, plateaus, and boredom. As a matter of fact, recent data suggests regularly participating in a range of physical activities decreases all-cause mortality rates. It might even make you immortal!
So don’t let those gains go all Houdini on you. Add variety into you fitness routine to ensure a constant forward march and a more enjoyable experience.