Active Recovery: 3 Things You Should Be Doing On Rest Days
Your rest days are just as important as your days in the gym. If you workout 7 days straight without break (and you’re not working with Olympic trainers), then you stand to undo all your hard put in at the gym or wherever you workout. You might also become more prone to injury and muscle fatigue if you don’t work in rest days into your fitness routine.
The more frequently you workout and the more strenuous your exercises, the more rest your body needs to actually recover. Exercise is literally breaking down your muscles and building up stronger ones. And rest is essential to allow that process to happen. However, there are ways to make the most of your rest days other than sitting still all day. Keep reading for 4 active recovery ideas to add to your weekly routine.
1. Foam Roll
Foam rolling may just seem like a quick cool-down activity but an extended session of foam rolling can do wonders for your achy muscles and muscle recovery. If you have 20 minutes and a foam roller, you can