Learn why making time for rest & recovery is ESSENTIAL in helping you get the results you are working so hard for.
This month, we’re talking about BALANCE, and if you have been going hard with your workouts, I have a reminder for you:
Don’t forget to REST and RECOVER.
That refers to your workouts, but honestly, it’s critical when it comes to ANYTHING that stresses your body (and mind!) – for good or for bad.
④ reasons it’s important to take a rest & recovery day:
⏱ It gives your fibroblasts (special cells that help repair & build muscle tissue) time to do their job.
🦴 It helps cut back on repetitive stress and strain that can lead to injuries.
🔋 Your body gets a chance to fully replenish your glycogen (energy) stores so that your muscles are energized and ready to go for your next workout.
💭 It’s good for your mind. It gives it a chance to focus on other things and take a break from working out, too!
The importance of downtime is often overlooked, but it’s ESSENTIAL in helping you get the results you are working so hard for!
Research points to taking at least one day off every 7-10 days.
TIP: Before you start stacking up a bunch of rest days, make sure you have something to rest from! 😉
Also important: if you’re new to working out or coming back after a break (4+ weeks), you might need more recovery time until your body has time to adjust.
Ideas for what to do on a rest day:
If you’re not feeling physically tired or sore, take an active recovery day. Do something active (but less intense than your typical workouts), like a post-dinner walk, yoga or pilates, soft tissue work like foam rolling or massage, taking a hike, etc.
Work on a hobby
Spend time with family & friends
Catch up on your reading, journaling, or even the latest show everyone’s streaming
It’s all about finding a balance that works for you AND your goals!
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Hey there! My name is Marissa Rivera-Davis, and I'm a certified health fitness professional and founder of Her365 Fitness, a 24-hour studio gym & wellness community for women. I help women find the time and energy to move more and eat better so they can finally achieve the health & fitness goals that matter to them. My mission is to empower women with the skills and support they need to break free from a mindset of limitation & restriction to find pleasure and joy on their path to improved well-being. Learn more here.