I have learned the importance of rest days. When I began seriously working out. I was afraid of taking a day off. My reasoning I felt to stay committed to working out that I needed to work out every day. If I took a day off, I would not want to workout the next day. The truth is, rest days have been vital to my phyiscal and mental health.
The purpose of rest days is to allow your body to recover from the hard work you put it through all week. Which enables you to be refreshed and workout with more energy in your coming workouts.
When you have a rest day from workouts, try to rest your mind as well. Even if you only rest your mind in the time you would have worked out. The purpose is your physical health is connected to your mental health. When your mind is at rest, your body is able to relax and fully recover. When you make it a point to have at least one day to rest from your daily workload. You will see how effective and energized you are in fulfilling your responsibilities.
Have a great day!
My journey today: P90X Legs & Back Workout, A bowl of Wheaties and I plan to do an Ab workout tonight. I hope 🙂