Monday, February 6, 2012

How Much Rest Is Enough?

How long should you rest between workouts?

We need rest between workouts, but how long does rest between workouts start to have a reverse effect? Generally, after two days, you can start to lose the benefits of your efforts.

Certainly, there is truth to this, but we have to rest our bodies at some point or we risk overtraining and injury. Check out this post by Jen Mueller at to learn more about the effect of rest on the body.

1 comment:

Anne said...

As I've grown older, I've come to realize that rest is an important part of staying healthy and should be treated with the same kind of respect and determination as a workout. I like her recommendations of taking 1-2 days off completely each week.