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Out with the old

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Do you want to break through a weight-loss plateau? Then toss out your old workout routine and replace it with a new one. Plateaus occur when our body becomes familiar with routine stress.

Exercise is stress, good stress that we ask our bodies to respond to. When we do the same exercise over and over our bodies adapt and eventually we burn fewer and fewer calories within the same workout. Start with simple changes to your routine to get profound results. Try switching from the treadmill to an elliptical machine for a couple of weeks. Vary your intensity, time and exercise movements.

A new routine will break through that old plateau.