10 Active Rest Tips Between Workouts

A huge part of the fitness lifestyle is to stay as active as possible every day, even between workouts. By staying active, you keep your fat burning enzymes and metabolism active.

Don't make the mistake of laying around as much as possible until your workout. Research proves that your fat-burning enzymes shut down when you sit down. Get up and move around during the day to keep your metabolism ramped up all day and burn more fat and calories.

Stand-up desks are also becoming more popular to keep you active and alert during the long day.

Improve your posture--sitting, standing, walking and running. Brace your torso all the time (like you’re preparing to take a punch in the gut). This is great core work all day, every day.

You can't always workout. You have to let your body recover and rebuild itself. Over-training is common with many people. How do you know if you are over-training? Here are some signs:

1. Sluggishness
2. Lack of control during exercises
3. Longer rest periods are needed between sets
4. You are usually tired before your workouts
5. You are stressed out (when exercise should be your stress-buster!)

Here are 10 Active Rest Tips between Workouts:

1. Walk 30 moderately-paced minutes,
2. go swimming or walk laps in the pool,
3. walk-in-place while you watch television,
4. take a 30 minute bike ride after dinner,
5. take walking breaks at work,
6. walk or bike when you can instead of driving the car,
7. walk your dog,
8. do yardwork,
9. do your house chores and
10. walk at least 5 minutes every waking hour.

BONUS: Here are some good eating habits for any day:

--Drink only water or unsweetened drinks for beverages
--Severely limit candy, cookies, pastries, junk food and processed foods
--Eat at least one fruit or vegetable with every meal
--Eat protein with every meal, such as eggs, fish, nuts or lean chicken/beef/turkey
--Eat small meals, every 3-4 hours

Remember, all movement burns calories. If you have other ideas, let us know!

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About Mark

Hi, I'm Mark Dilworth, Nutritionist, Dietary Strategies Specialist, Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist and Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.