Recovery/Rest days are important to prevent burn out and allow your muscles to rebuild. However, rest day does not mean sit on the couch and do nothing! Take the dog for a walk, throw the ball with your kid, take a hike, anything to move everyday.
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How You Can Know Your Exercise Session is Too Hard.
I cut down on exercise intensity when I realize that the rest of the day is spent recovering in the recliner chair. That meant that I was not active enough the rest of the day, and that stalled weight loss. Mayo Clinic research mentions the concept of NEAT. Google Mayo Clinic and neat to see this.
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