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Rest Days Are Important

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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As much as I talk about being active, I need to stress that rest days are important. Once upon a time, I would aim to work out seven days a week, and would average six days a week. That's a little bit nuts. My body needs time to rest and recover.

My workout routine right now is to run three days a week, attend a strength class two days a week, and rest the other two days a week. Now, "rest" days will often involve family activities like a bike ride, but it's at a leisurely pace, as opposed to running 7 miles.

I make sure that one of my two days "off" involves no exercise whatsoever. I will read, I will play chess with my kids, I will sit down and write posts (Hi!).

Do you make sure to take rest days?

by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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sukainah
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM

I'm not as active as you, but I do have rest days lol

lalasmama2007
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 9:44 AM
Yes.
ceciliam
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Sure do:)

elasmimi
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM

almost all I do right now is rest

TerriC
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 9:51 AM
1 mom liked this
This! Lol


Quoting sukainah:

I'm not as active as you, but I do have rest days lol


Bmat
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I have rest days, but they are actually non scheduled exercise days.

jessicasmom1
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Yes during summertime we relax ... the rest of the year is enough for us we will go to camp and puzzles 

dusky_rose
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I agree, rest days are very important.


Rushn311
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

When  I do work out (pregnant now), I do have rest days. Usually weekends.

LOswald0314
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM

 yep

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