As the summer season comes to an end...
...whether you've been traveling to the mountains or the beach, it’s the time of year when many of us start planning an exercise and fitness program to deal with that overindulgence and prepare for next spring.
When you think of getting fit, resting is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. It is true that becoming healthy and fit involves work. It involves lots of effort and sweat and determination. But it also involves taking time to rest and relax.
To reach your goals, you need balance: both hard work and R & R.
Dangers of over training
In our enthusiasm to lose weight and get fit, it is tempting to focus so hard on effort that we overwork ourselves. But this is unwise, because it brings undesirable consequences such as:
Tips for making the most of R & R time
Taking time to relax each day is important, but so is taking a holiday each year. There is nothing like getting away for a while to refresh your mind, body and spirit. No matter where you are headed for vacation, it’s okay to take some time off and simply relax and heal. In fact it is crucial. And if you choose to stay home and tackle some of those home projects, be sure you really use that time for all it’s worth and factor in regular project days off. You don’t have to leave home to relax, but you may find you have to work at it a little more. Sometimes it is hard to relax when the daily to-do’s are staring you in the face!