Time and time again I see fitness fanatics put up posts such as “the only bad workout is the workout you missed” or “rule number 1: never skip a work out,” but is this necessarily true?
Don’t get me wrong, doing something is usually better than doing nothing. However, there is an exception to this rule…it is possible for your body to be so run down that an extra workout or over exertion can be detrimental to your health and fitness journey. The main rule of thumb is “listen to your body”. If you are feeling fatigued or ill, the best option is to rest, recover, recharge the batteries and come back feeling healthier and stronger!
I am a true advocate that exercise is key to enhancing your quality of life, as not only does it release positive endorphins, you feel healthier and stronger through physical activity…so “move” if it feels right!
The best advice I can give anyone looking to improve their health and fitness is to plan ahead where possible and listen to your body. I’m all for following an exercise routine and monitoring your progress, but I am also a big believer in planned weekly rest days as well as unplanned “needed” rest days when your body tells you to do so. Plan your week, fortnight, month training routine so that your health and fitness goals are in sync with real life and are achievable…Good luck, and remember LISTEN!
- “Move” if it feels right.
- Plan your health and fitness regime ahead.
- Monitor your progress.
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BE FIT, BE WELL, BE SUPA!