Secrets of Success

Rest Days Are Important For Recovery!



Your body does most of it's changing when you sleep and when you rest! Don't think you have to do hours of exercise 7 days a week. Sometimes several days of rest after weeks of vigorous exercise will actually help you make the gains you are after. (ie. speed, strength)

More Information:

Plan for some down time every 8 weeks if you are a daily, vigorous exercise-type!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

  • I just recently got myself so tired from working out that I was about to go into depression. I took a few days off and then started in again, but listening to my body so that I wouldn't exhaust myself. Amazing what a difference that made. - by S3XYDIVASMOM

Leave a Comment

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.