Of course living a lifestyle while refraining from sin is much healthier and better for a person. First of all no one knows if their repentance is fully accepted. It is only accepted if a person is sincere.
Second, living a sinful lifestyle becomes addictive. It becomes very hard to get out of it and change your life. This is like someone doing drugs which damage the body, then going into rehab. It is obviously must healthier to not go drugs from the beginning.
The third point is that no one knows when they will die. Perhaps they die while they are sinning and this will be their end. So it is much better to refrain from sin because sins destroy our life and afterlife.