Exercise is important - but so is recovery. Reward your body with a break after a couple of days of intense work outs. Your muscles could use the recovery time and it will help your overall fitness and weight loss efforts.
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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.
Why chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and proteins to aid your body's recovery process.
Running 3 min on treadmill, recovery 1 1/2 min, repeat 3 min run followed by 1 1/2 min recovery for 30 min. 3 times a week for 2 weeks. It helps to break a weight loss plateau. Plus you get a great cardio workout in a short amt of time.
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