VIDEO: Here’s what happens to your body when you stop exercising

From managing careers, families and social lives, it can be difficult to squeeze in a workout. But failing to do so can be unfavorable. 

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After skipping out on one week of work outs, you can lose up to five percent of VO2 max, which controls how much oxygen is available to generate energy to your muscles. 

After zero time in the gym for two weeks, it decreases by 12 percent, and that reduces your muscles strength and tissue. 

Want to know what else could happen as the days go by? Take a look at the Business Insider video below for the full breakdown. 

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