Rest days

August 02 2017

Athletes and bodybuilders know that taking rest days helps muscles recover. In fact, days of rest are seen as equally powerful as training days — necessary to increase strength and endurance. These “off days” are scheduled into physical training regimens.

Rest days aren’t just for the body; they are important for the mind. Days away from training and routine refresh the psyche and prevent burnout.

Whether or not you’re an athlete, your creativity and ability to plan is enhanced by taking days off. Sleep in, go for a leisure walk, schedule a massage, or pick up a good book.

Schedule at least one rest day each week and allow yourself to enjoy.