#Moderation? In this day & age? Good one, friend. Less is more is a term of the past: it’s 2018 & we want more of everything. #MoreWeights, #MoreProtein, more life. But listening to your body and taking #RestDays is just as important. Why, you ask?
We’re no exception to the idea that exercise is addicting. Especially once you start seeing results, it can be hard to take a day off. You want to keep your momentum, and there’s nothing wrong with a little motivation. But problems arise when you don’t let your muscles rest at all. In order for them to rebuild, they need to heal. For them to heal, you can’t keep breaking them down with workout after workout.
One day, even a few days off, isn’t going to derail your progress or (shocker!) kill you. We know, the thought of taking a rest day is enough to get your palms sweating. But trust us when we say that recovery is an underrated part of the fitness process.
Raise your hand if you’re the happy medium just trying to make it out here in the all or nothing society of today. Just because everyone around you is overstressed, over-worked, and over-worked out, doesn’t mean you have to follow suit in order to be fit or healthy. The best thing you can do, for YOU, is listen to your body.
So take that rest day. Let your muscles recover. Feel your strength & endurance improve. And hey, maybe the weights need some rest too, Schwarzenegger.