Do you actually need a rest day? Short answer -- yes. Rest days give your muscles time to heal from the stress of physical activity while giving your mind an opportunity to reset.
OrthoCarolina's Jessica Sabourin, PTA, has three easy tips for making the most of your rest day and crushing your fitness goals. Check out the full scoop at Work For Your Beer.
- Prepare & Plan: Use time on your rest days to assess where you are on your fitness journey.
- Rest & Reset: Give your mind and body a chance to relax to avoid burning out.
- Do Something Creative: Practice a creative activity to lower your cortisol levels and reduce stress.
TAKE A REST DAY THE RIGHT WAY
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