5 Restorative Ways to Stay Active on Rest Days
Whenever I get into a fitness routine with a designated goal like weight loss or muscle gain, I get so motivated that when my rest days come around, I sometimes skip them. While it's great to be relentless and focused in the pursuit of your goals, taking the time out from training is important.
Not only do rest days allow your muscle fibres to repair themselves after strenuous activity, but they also give overworked bodies the opportunity to recover and reenergise, leaving you less susceptible to illness, and preventing muscle and joint strains from overuse.
If you're finding it hard to take time out of your workout schedule, try these five relaxing and restorative ways to keep your body gently going on rest days.