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Rest Day Activities!!

“Muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen, and built in your bed.” - Unknown

How you’d do with your water intake yesterday? 💦 I hope you are keeping up with it all week long and even longer term! And now another great way to combat muscle soreness is to rest, stretch and roll it out.

First off, exercise programs have rest and/or recovery days for a reason. Your body needs it to repair and rebuild. I promise you are not missing out on results by not doing a super strenuous workout every day. You are actually doing quite the opposite and working against your body if you do that. 😬

BUT…you also don’t want to do nothing. Because although moving seems counterintuitive, and the last thing you want to do when you’re sore, not moving at all will only lead to more stiffness. So you can go for a walk or bike ride or do some light yoga, Pilates or other low impact type of workout. Just don’t go crazy.

Another great thing you can do is a light stretching workout. 🙆🏻‍♀️ Just loosen up and lengthen out what hurts the most. You can do a quick bonus stretch after your workout or before bed, or in the morning to get things moving. And you can do a longer stretch sequence on your days off.

And the last thing you can and should try out is foam rolling. This really helps with specific areas of soreness. Basically you are just rolling over the sore muscles in long, firm pressure but gentle strokes. It hurts so good! 😆


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