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Let me present a scenario that may be familiar to you. You've been walking three or four days a week and in the first couple of weeks you used to see great benefits from it. Maybe you lost a bit of weight, maybe you walked a little further this week than you did six weeks ago in the same amount of time. But lately you've noticed that the walking has become boring and you no longer see the results that you once did. This is because as new stress is introduced to the body it takes some time to adjust. In a sense, your brain is teaching your body how to cope, which can takes a lot of energy. Now it has learned your pattern, it has adapted to your gait and has figured out how to walk the way you do by using as little energy as possible.