Wisdom Is Knowing When To Rest

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.”
― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If you work out consistently, you need to be aware of the signs of overtraining. If you aren’t getting the results from your workouts or you are suffering from frequent injuries, you could be at risk for overtraining.

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YOU ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR OVERTRAINING IF:

  • You don’t schedule a recovery day in your training program
  • You are persistently sore from your workouts
  • Your performance is suffering
  • You are suffering from frequent injuries
  • Poor motivation and increased fatigue
  • Increased resting heart rate
  • Insomnia

You can avoid overtraining by following the tips below to optimize your recovery –

HOW TO OPTIMIZE RECOVERY:

  •  Practice body awareness and stay alert for signs of overtraining
  •  Keep a training journal to track workout program, reps, and weight progression
  •  Schedule a recovery day each week
  •  Add yoga to your training regimen
  •  Fuel your body with healthy pre and post-workout snacks
  •  Optimize sleep habits
  •  Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during, and after your workouts

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