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Don't give exercise a vacation

(Kimberly Garrison, Philly.com) Never take a vacation from your workout, especially if you're a woman over 50. I know it's tempting. It's summer - there are barbecues and ice cream. There's that soothing glass of wine (maybe two) at an outdoor summer concert. Those lazy, hazy, don't-want-to-get-out-of-bed summer days.
Sure, go ahead and take off a week (two, if you must), but don't blow off working out entirely this summer…
Each missed week of exercise sets you farther behind, regardless of age. Taking off the whole summer would likely result in a 50 percent or more loss in whatever gains you made during the year. As a matter of fact, just six weeks off is likely to set you back an entire year.
I know, life is not fair.
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