Working out with nothing to show for it; what is a non responder and what to do for it according to the NY Times?
You are working out incessantly and have little to show for it. Could you be a nonresponder?
Research is now suggesting that both experience and science shows that not all of us respond to the same types of exercise. You may be a nonresponder or someone who just does not respond to that type of exercise.
According to the NY Times, some of us will find that by switching to a different type of mode of exercise, we can see a difference in how we benefit from that new type of exercise, even if the other type of exercise did nothing for us.
This is fascinating since many of us have found at one time of another that a type of exercise we were doing did not have the desired effect.
Read more about it here
Is Your Workout Not Working? Maybe You”™re a Non-Responder
By GRETCHEN REYNOLDSJAN. 3, 2017
Is your workout getting you nowhere?
Research and lived experience indicate that many people who begin a new exercise program see little if any improvement in their health and fitness even after weeks of studiously sticking with their new routine.
Among fitness scientists, these people are known as “œnonresponders.” Their bodies simply don”™t respond to the exercise they are doing. And once discouraged, they often return to being nonexercisers.
But an inspiring and timely new study suggests that nonresponders to one form of exercise can probably switch to another exercise regimen to which their body will respond. And a simple test you can do at home will help you determine how well your workout is working for you.