Many things can come in the way of our normal workout routine: vacations, illness, injury, or simply lacking motivation. When you take a break for a couple of days, your body takes the rest days to recover and recuperate.

But what happens when you stop working out for a longer period of time, say weeks or even months?

In this week’s article, we’ll take a look at how detraining affects your body, ways you can minimize fitness losses during a detraining period, and how you can regain your fitness level after taking an extended break from working out.