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Relax, Rest, & Recover!

Relax, Rest, & Recover!

We all like our recovery and rest days, right?!  After all, recovery days are good for you, just like everything is (or can be) as long as it’s in moderation!  It gives us a chance to rest our muscles and rejuvenate our bodies, but resting doesn’t mean or give you a pass to sit around and eat junk food! While it is great to have rest and recover days, it is also important to note that it is not an excuse to cram in the junk food and veg on the couch all day.  It means that you might take a break from your cardio workouts, strength training routines, and heavy exercise regimes.  On my rest days, I might enjoy a leisurely walk or do some extra stretching to help loosen up my body during my off days. You might consider a light yoga class to stretch out or a game in the park with your kids.

Each week, you should have at least 1 day to recover, but no more than 3 total days of recovery during the 7 day week.  After all, you don’t want to be working out less than the days you are recovering/taking off.  You should, and I do emphasize should, be making yourself workout at least more than half of the 7 day week, so workout at least 4 days or more if you can!  On the flipside of that, please do remember that one full recovery day allows your body to rest and recover so that you are able to put forth your full potential, push yourself forward, and challenge yourself while still having enough energy to do so.  If you are too sore or too tired from your previous workout days, you won’t be able to have a successful and challenging workout.

Just keep in the back of your mind that you should be working out more than half of the week so don’t take more than 3 days off during a single week period!  Happy exercising with a day of rest or two to relax, rest, and recover!  Just don’t take advantage of those days off by taking too many! 😉


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