When it comes to exercise, many of us are creatures of habit. We head for the same class at the gym, log the same workout on the elliptical trainer, and run the same route every single time we lace up our sneakers. Sure, regular exercise is good for you, but it’s also important to vary your fitness routine. Your body — and brain — will reap benefits when you try new activities. “There are numerous benefits to mixing up your workout routine,” says Arnold Lee, MD. “It’s the key to stimulating different muscle groups and preventing boredom.”
Graig Richter, back in his university days, was a captain of the Western Mustangs football team. But at the start of 2017, he was admittedly out of shape and unhealthy. Here is Graig’s story in his own words.