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Exercise Is Health

Jan 3, 2024

Fitness assessments are all the rage at the turn of the year.

New Year’s Resolutions combined with a desire to document where you are starting from to track progress make many people susceptible to the hype of various assessments.

Whether it is as simple as a sit to stand test to as advanced as a VO2 max assessment, people of all fitness levels are looking to figure out how well their body can perform.

But, these fitness assessments may actually be doing more harm than good for your long-term health and consistency with exercise.

On this week’s episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, we explain why that is and what you need to focus on instead.

If you have any inkling to participate in some type of fitness assessment now or any time throughout the year, this is an episode you need to listen to.

While your motives may be pure, the act of doing the assessment can fundamentally shift how you view your workouts and the exercise choices you make going forward.

Check out all the details in this week’s episode!

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