Why Cross Training Matters

From WebMD.com | By Stephanie Watson

Excerpt: “Cross-training is ideal for anyone, whether you’re a beginner who wants to get in shape or an experienced exerciser looking to take your fitness to the next level. It’s the backbone of any well-developed exercise program. The wide variety of activities means you can choose what works for you.

One of the most common mistakes people make with exercise is repeating the same routine week after week. To continue to improve your fitness level and reap all the benefits of regular exercise, you need to keep your body guessing. Cross training does this for you. When you do the same activity over and over, you also set yourself up for overuse injuries. Cross training helps solve this problem, too.

Check with your doctor if you’re new to exercise. Once you get the OK, cross training should be where you start.”

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