Should I Do a Different Workout Each Day?

Patient Expert

Question: Is it bad to do the same workout every day?

Dr. Tsai: First of all, you are to be commended if you are doing a workout every day. It is not necessarily bad to do the same thing daily. However, varying your exercise regimen has several advantages. Many people become bored and less motivated with the same workout. Changing your routine may keep you more interested in exercise and enthusiastic about staying active. When you do the same exercises each day, your body becomes more efficient at performing them, and you may not see as much change in weight loss or muscle strengthening as you experienced when you first started. Adding new exercises will often allow you to develop parts of your body that may not already be targeted by the activities you are currently doing.