When it comes to fitness, you really don’t have to push yourself to the absolute max all the time to get the results you want. I’m not saying you shouldn’t give your goal 100%. but rest and recovery is just as important. In order to reach your fitness goals, it’s good to slow it down to perform better and get to your next fitness level. This will also ensure that you’re not over training. However, this is not your ticket to put your feet up either. I still recommend you move – but in different ways. So perhaps next time you need to allow certian muscle groups to rest and recover, why not try one of the following in between rest days? I promise you, your body will thank you for it!
Yoga and pilates – these are both mind-body type of fitness that improve muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. They are made up of low intense movements and posture positions and are even said to increase mental development.
Walking – One of the cheapest and most effective ways of getting fit and almost everyone can do. It’s low impact and low injury. In my opinion, it’s also the best way of discovering new things too. And of course, a good way to top up your vitamin D levels.
Have some fun – ditch the gym and embrace the great doors. You can still burn fat while kicking around a football in the park or chasing your kids around the garden by getting involved in their games. A temporary escape from your routine will make you perform better.
So, the key here is to mix and match it, It’s just as important to have recovery days as it is to have training days. You will get fiiter, stronger and leaner quicker!