Workout Rest Days Aren’t “Off Days”

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Workout Rest Days Aren’t “Off Days”

Purium Blog | April, 2018

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When we want results, we want them now, especially when it comes to our physical goals. On one hand, that can be a good motivator for persisting. Yet on the other hand, one-track-mind-thinking can make us overlook small but very important details.

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Well, not necessarily. You see, some people have the wrong idea about working out. They believe as they are counting their reps and lifting those weights, the muscle is shredding that very second. But according to NBC Better, the fitness gain happens AFTER the flexing.

Looking at it this way, you can really see what you’re putting your muscles through. A really hard, high-intensity workout may increase inflammation, which may increase the chance of your immune system being compromised. Recovery is important, so you can avoid missing even more days because of sickness or injury.

Recovery doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone. It depends on how much you work out. Personal trainers recommend “active recovery” days for most people, which includes days where you exercise with less intensity than you would on a normal day.

Instead of pushing yourself to the limit, just focus on getting your heart rate up, nothing too strenuous.

It’s important not to think of rest and recovery as “off-days” and keep up your daily support regimen, especially your nutrition.

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Read more about rest and recovery: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/why-science-says-you-should-take-more-rest-days-ncna822941

 

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