Gym trainers of Reddit, what’s the worst mistake you see people repeatedly do when exercising?

There is an endorphin called met enkephalin that is released in the highest concentration the first time you challenge your body to a new “stress” (in this case, exercise). Every time you repeat that stress, it is released in lower and lower doses (I think it will eventually plateau but i have to confirm that). My point is, it is LITERALLY less taxing on your body to push through a challenge and persevere. The best part is that Beta endorphins are generally released in the same concentration every time you physically “stress” your body. So — consistent happiness and decreasing misery :) Push through!!

P.s.- i promise i will dig up the article i learned this from in the morning but spare me for the evening because I’m half asleep and don’t want to research atm

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