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I'm glad to hear that you are recovering :-) Rest days really ARE just as important as exercise, where it comes to helping us repair - physically and emotionally.

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Thanks everyone! I feel better today. I slept in again, but this morning hasn't been as busy as yesterday. Still, I think I'm going to take another day of rest then get back into my routine tomorrow. Your advice has been great. I'm definitely saving this thread for future reference!

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12/31/13 2:57 P



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RUBECCAL,

How are you feeling this morning ? A person needs to listen to their body. If you're feeling fatigued, you might want to skip your workout for the day. If you were to try to lift weights or do something intense, doing it while fatigued puts you at a higher risk for injury.

Also, if you watch the news, then you know that the flu is going around. The last thing you want to do is exercise when you have the flu. the extra activity means your body has fewer calories to fight off that infection. And once again, if you have aches, pains or fatigue, take a day or two off. Exercise when you feel 100%.

Now, if you think you have a cold instead of the flu, you could always take a short walk around the neighborhood. the fresh air might do you some good. Mostly, see how you feel. your body will tell you if its okay to exercise or not.

There is a misconception that a person has to workout every single day to be healthy. not so. it is definitely okay to take days off from your routine when you're not feeling well.




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The days I was sick and tired I just did some stretching exercise. Nothing to high intense. It still made me feel good and I was able to do them without passing out.
I also have some small dumbell's and did some arm lifts, toning the body type exercise.
Again something low key if you want to get in some exercise for the day.


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I just do it anyways. I remember doing some marathon training runs when my son was a newborn, I would have had 1 hour sleep total the night before..once you get started it's not that bad.

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Sounds like you had a stressful day. Some gentle exercise may help you wind down, but exhaustion is your body telling you to take it easy.


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There are some reclining yoga poses that you can do, which rest you AND give you physical and emotional well-being at the same time.

For instance, you can lie down next to a door frame with a pillow under your head and one leg up the wall, the other straight out in front of you. This works the quadricep of the floor leg, and releases the hamstring of the wall leg.

If you keep your back flat on the floor while taking the wall leg slightly out to the side, you work the abdominal obliques of the floor leg and the adductors of the wall leg (that is what controls the descent of the wall leg).

Another, extremely relaxing one is to lie down on the floor with your legs bent, soles of the feet together, and pillows under your knees. A pillow under your head and neck as well.

A third pose that releases the low back is to lie down on the floor, legs bent and lower legs on a chair. Pillow under the head.

When I am really spent, I do yoga poses like this. It is not major exercise, but it is very refreshing. It gives me a sense of self-care after a very long day.

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Because of the circumstances, I would be inclined to be taking a day off and giving your body some much needed rest! A lot of people underestimate the importance of that, and try to push themselves at the wrong times, which can be more harmful than good.

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12/30/13 6:59 P

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Thanks Britomart! The reason I woke up late this morning is I was up very late last night helping my mom. I'm usually pretty set in my sleep/wake times. I try to keep it within an hour of the same time, but last night was an exception. After I had created that post, I fell asleep on the couch for about an hour. I don't like to nap because it makes it harder to sleep at night, but I think I really needed it. I feel much better now, but I think I'm going to skip exercise anyway because like you said, it will make it harder to sleep. If I do anything it will just be a short, slow walk. Thanks again for your advice!

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12/30/13 6:33 P

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Well, a lot depends on why you woke up late, doesn't it? If you just overslept then a mild workout might be a good idea, BUT if you woke late b/c you were exhausted, then you needed the rest more than the exercise.

Some people can't exercise in the evening, or they don't sleep well--if you're like that, then, if you exercise late tonight, you'll just extend your dilemma by waking late again tomorrow!

I don't know if you wake at the same time every day--weekday/weekend: if not, I would recommend you try it. Bodies like routines!

In any case, one missed workout isn't any worse than one bit of overeating; may be worth while figuring out what happened.

Edited by: BRITOMART at: 12/30/2013 (18:34)
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I woke up late this morning so I wasn't able to exercise before the day began. I've spent most of the day doing a lot of things at high speed and going nonstop. Now I'm totally exhausted! All I want to do is lie on the couch and rest, but I know I need to exercise. Any advice?

Rubecca

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