Today Is a Rest Day!

It is important to realize the importance of rest between workouts. They provide an opportunity to rebuild and repair themselves after intense exercise the body. Lifting weights and / or body weight exercises cause micro tears in your muscles. Rest the body can repair these muscles and by focusing on these muscles, your body automatically builds them a little stronger and bigger than before. No body is a beautiful thing?

BUT, you do not have a rest day lying on the couch all day drinking soda and eating potato chips! You have to do three things. Thirdly it will speed up the recovery and get ready for the next training session.

1. Flood your body with nutrients from real foo;. juices and smoothies or, plenty of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and water. Your body desperately needs to restore and rebuild. You have a point to drink a lot when your body needs to rehydrate yourself after an intense workout. I also want to add one scoop of whey protein powder to smoothies I give my muscles a boost.

2. Do some physical activity! What I like is. But you can also do stretching, yoga, qigong, Tai Chi and / or swim. It is time to insist on your personal best when running extra. Take it easy!

3. Get plenty of sleep! We all know that sleep is the body’s way of giving mind and body a chance to recover and heal. Not short change your fitness program to cheat yourself out of a good nights sleep. If possible short “power nap” in the course of the day. Your body will thank you for it!

Optional: This is also a great time to meditate, listen to soothing music or a hobby like painting or drawing chase. Start a journal, it’s a great way to relax and organize your thoughts.

stay fit and after the planned fitness regime takes dedication. Allowing your body to rest maintain a balance between the physical demands of strenuous exercise program put on muscle and must rest.

As I got older I became more aware of the importance of rest. I think I have two or even three days of hard training. Listen to your body! The old adage of no pain no gain is outdated and an invitation to an injury that will sideline your fitness program. So enjoy your day. Follow this advice and you are ready to hit the gym tomorrow fresh and refreshing.

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