TO REST OR NOT TO REST?

ME: I FEEL AB­SO­LUTELY WRECKED. ALSO ME: MUST GET MY 300 VI­TAL­ITY POINTS TO­DAY. SOUND FA­MIL­IAR? HERE’S THE LOW-DOWN ON REST DAYS FROM WOMEN WHOSE JOB IT IS TO BE AC­TIVE

Women's Health (South Africa) - - WHY NOT 100 -

Dayna: Make sure on your off-days that you are ac­tu­ally pump­ing your weak­ened body back up for the next round! Even though I’m not work­ing out, I still eat healthily be­cause healthy food equals a healthy body. Michelle H: On top of what­ever train­ing I do, I also try to go out­side for a half-hour power walk ev­ery morn­ing. If I don’t go for a walk, I like to go to the gym for some ac­tive re­cov­ery in the form of foam rolling and stretch­ing. But it’s im­por­tant to lis­ten to your body. Some days you just need a pure rest day – cheat meals, Net­flix and all! Han­neké: Dur­ing the week I have an ac­tive re­cov­ery work­out af­ter a hard day of train­ing. That usu­ally con­sists of swim­ming, a slow jog or a nice, easy bike ride. I also be­lieve in train­ing six days a week and then rest­ing com­pletely on the sev­enth day.

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