Take A Rest Day From Working Out----Active Rest

You don't need to work out 7 days a week. Your body needs a break from working out. You might even need 2 ACTIVE REST days depending on your injury situation. You will come back stronger and fresher after your day(s) of ACTIVE REST.

Don't confuse a day of ACTIVE REST with DOING NOTHING or having A LIGHT WORKOUT DAY. ACTIVE REST days allow you to get your heart rate elevated and blood circulating. Also, an ACTIVE REST day is not a day off from good nutrition! Follow your same nutrition schedule.

So, what are some good ACTIVE REST day activities. First, find something you enjoy. Some examples would be gardening, walking at the park, household chores, cutting the lawn, swimming------basically any activity that is relaxing and will get your heart rate elevated. Just remember, do not workout! You get the chance to work your muscles in a different way, using different (many times more natural) motions.

I have loved working out since I was a kid. A day off will not hurt your progress if you do it right. It will prevent over-training, injuries and mental fatigue. Go ahead and give it a try!

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About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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