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A person who is continuously working out in gym is strong and fit. He has built some muscles and building some. His overall health improves continuously. ย But what happen if he leaves gym?

If you are in such situation that you canโ€™t continue going to gym, then you should tell yourself the effect of leaving gym on your health. Quitting gym is not good option; see the impact of leaving gym on your health.

Effect of Leaving Gym on your Health

Effect of Leaving Gym on your Health

Effect on your Strength

When you were working out in gym, you have built your strength. If you stop working out slowly you will lose it. People who have trained for long time will stain long time. It depends on how much time you have trained your muscles.

Slowly you will lose thickness of muscles and if you don’t take enough protein then muscles itself. Your body will lose stamina. You will find yourself tired after a little work. Overall effect of leaving gym on your strength will be you become a normal person.

Effect on your Immunity

People, who go to gym daily, have a strong immunity. The healthy food and daily exercising make their immune system strong. They rarely fall ill. When they leave gym, slowly strong immune system goes in normal state.

When you quit gym, you stop caring about healthy food. You donโ€™t take proper nutrients and this decreases your immunity. Effect of leaving gym on your health will be you will have weak immune system.

Effect on your Heart

A person has healthy heart who exercises. When he quit gym, slowly their cardiovascular health decreases. Higher level of athlete loses their cardiovascular health faster, and low-level athlete will retain their good heart for little long time. After then they will lose it.

One of major benefits of working out is good heart health. Effect of leaving gym is you lose this benefit. Your cardiovascular health will not be as strong as it were during exercising.

Effect on your Weight

People who quit gym become fatty person. Their weight increases. This is not because their muscles convert to fat. It is because their metabolism rate was higher when they were working out. Now, their body is consuming low energy. So it starts converting the extra energy as fat.

You leave exercising but not the habit of eating. You are not exercising anymore so you don’t give a shit about healthy food. You keep eating extra calories and your body is burning less than earlier. You find increased weight after leaving gym.

Effect on your Daily Life

When you were working out, you were active. You were a morning person. You get up early and complete tasks early. Exercising makes a man productive. When you stop going to gym, you feel lazy. You awake late and sleep late in morning. This completely ruins your daily life. You may also feel stiffness in your body.

How to overcome with these effects?

Leaving gym is definitely not a good option. However, if you have no option than to leave gym then you should follow few guidelines in order to reduce the health disadvantages. You should keep eating the healthy food even after quitting gym. If you want to not lose the muscles then keep eating enough protein (1.5 gram/ pound of body weight in a day). Get some time about 10 -15 minutes and do some home exercises. Stretch your body, do push ups and situps. Here are 15 exercises that you can do on your desk.

Reduce your calorie intake, if you don’t want to increase your weight. Continue taking nutrients. You are leaving gym but not a healthy lifestyle. These are the effect of leaving gym on your health.

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  1. i am doing strength workout from six months now i want to stop strength but i am starting cardio workout at home so is it wrong? pls reply

  2. i startes going to gym form january 2016,i got better results in losing my weight.But all are saying that we will put on weight more and more if we leave going gym.

    • It is not right to say that leaving gym will increase the weight. You just have to reduce your diet. If you will keep eating the same diet when you were going to the gym then surely it will increase the weight. So monitor your diet and build a healthy body. Keep Visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. is this rit?
    what are all the precautions we need to take when we leave gym

  4. Im fat and im planning to go for gym but people say that while working out wwe put off weight as soon as we stop gym we put on double weight how to maintain the same weight even after stopping gym??

    • Hi Sonu,

      Don’t worry, go to the gym and start building muscles. When you have to quit the gym, just maintain your diet. Reduce your calorie intake and keep taking enough protein. You won’t gain weight and also you will maintain your muscles.

  5. Hi my name is nobojyoti..M going to gym for more then 4 years….n my muscles are like The rock…N m happy….. but now i dnt wanna go to gym anymore… so if i stop going…will it effect my muscles n biceps..

    • Hi Nobojyoti,

      if you stop going gym it will affect a little on the hardness of your muscles. Still, if you want to maintain the muscles after quitting the gym. Then you should maintain a diet with enough protein. I would recommend you to not completely stop going the gym. You can do this 2 times over the weekend. It will maintain the hardness of your muscles. Thanks for dropping your comment. I would like to hear your further query.

  6. I am underweight and skinny girl. my age is 20.. I have joined gym since one week to gain weight. if I leave gym after one month will I become fat and gain weight??

    • Hi Mahima,

      This is not how it works. Quitting gym won’t increase the fat, it’s the diet. If you maintain your diet then you won’t gain any fat and stay skinny. Also, one month in the gym doesn’t affect you much. You should keep going to see the results. Thanks for dropping your comment. I would like to hear more from you.

      • Thanks for ur reply. I want to gain weight and fats I don’t like being skinny. Please guide me what diet and workouts should I focus on?

  7. Pramod Matad says:

    I have to join Gym to burn my fat….How many months I have to workout …Can u please suggest me…If I go to gym for 4 months and leave ..Will it gain my weight and increase my fat…pls suggest me…I’m eagerly waiting for the reply…Thank you

    • Hi Pramod,

      Burning fat depends on your diet and exercise. Keep doing exercise and regulate your diet. Reduce taking high-calorie food and you will see results soon. As I wrote in this article, leaving gym doesn’t increase the weight if you regulate your diet. When you plan to leave the gym, concentrate on diet and keep doing small exercises like walking, jogging, jumping etc. You will keep your body fit.

  8. The impact of quitting gym is more severe than normal routine cardio exercises such as cycling, running, swimming. Why?

  9. I have joined gym for 3 months only,what will happen if I don’t continue after 3 months?

  10. kavitha g k says:

    I’m 19years old. due to hostel food i became too fat . i wanted to join the gym .is it ok if i join the gym

  11. hey latish here i left gym from last 20 days to loose weight by doing skipping pushups abs and simply cardio is it a good thing …I have control over eating .. is there still any chance too gain weight ?

  12. I am 17 years old and now i started going to gym….i am a slim person….my main aim is to gain weight and to increase height……will both my aim become sucessful or not????
    Plz help!!!!

  13. sir m 3.5 year s gym ja raha hu . my body muscial is good. or i m not use any supplement but gym droop karne k badd my muscial are very down. any tip plz.

  14. hello!
    actually i joined gym one year ago , if i take a rest for a month will it effect me? Actually i am very conscious about my figure , so i am a little worried ๐Ÿ˜›

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