After a strenuous workout, our muscles need some serious R&R. Whether you overdid it, experienced an injury, or simply challenged yourself in new ways, it's essential to take time for rest and recovery.
With the weekend approaching, we've been thinking a lot about what it means to rest. More specifically, what does it mean to rest well? To recover? To give our bodies, minds, and souls a place to retreat?
It's important to note-- we're not doctors and nothing written in this blog is medical advice. Rather, we're concerned citizens (just like you) and want to do our best to stay healthy and safe during this virus outbreak, as well as all year long.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we're eager to spend a weekend with loved ones, enjoying all the best foods and some much needed R&R. Before then, though, we want to prepare our bodies for the (many) slices of pie and days spent lounging around—all of which are good things, in moderation!
Do you know anyone who can’t miss a workout day? Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday, or vacation, they must get up early (or stay up late) to get their pump on. And we aren’t bashing these people — we think their dedication is awesome — but we do believe there is something important about rest, something that isn’t often glorified or celebrated in the fitness industry.