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Rest Days

Knowing when to take a rest day and when to push through during exercise is important for maintaining a healthy and safe fitness routine.

Here are some general guidelines to follow:

Take a rest day if:

  • You're experiencing pain or discomfort beyond normal muscle soreness. This could indicate an injury or overuse, and taking a rest day can help prevent further damage.

  • You're feeling fatigued or burnt out. Rest days can help your body recover and prevent burnout.

  • You're sick or experiencing symptoms of illness. Rest is important for allowing your body to fight off illness and recover.

Push through if:

  • You're feeling tired but not overly fatigued or in pain. Sometimes a little exercise can help energize you and improve your mood.

  • You're experiencing normal muscle soreness. This is a common response to exercise and doesn't necessarily require a rest day.

  • You're working towards a specific fitness goal and need to maintain momentum. Consistency is key in achieving fitness goals, so sometimes it's important to push through and stay on track.

It's important to listen to your body and pay attention to any warning signs of injury or overuse. It's better to take a rest day than to push through and risk further injury. However, if you're feeling up to it and not experiencing any warning signs, pushing through can help you stay on track towards your fitness goals.

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