Stop What You're Doing...And Rest!
Go, go, go. Push harder.
We hear that a lot in our lives, whether it’s on the job or in our fitness routines. But sometimes there’s a lot to be said for just stopping everything and taking a rest. In fact, rest is actually critical to gains, preventing injury, and replenishing your body’s stores of energy.
Why are Rest Days Important?
Your body, and your mind, need time to rest, recover and heal from the work you do all the time — this applies to fitness and every other area of your life. Push your body too hard, and you’ll end up with an injury. Push your brain too hard, and you’ll burnout.
It’s fine to go hard and keep pushing…as long as you give your body and mind time to rest.
Signs It’s Time for a Rest Day
How do you know it’s time to take some time out for rest? Here are a few signs to watch for:
- You have a hard time concentrating
- It’s tough to wake up every morning
- You’re having a hard time staying asleep or falling asleep
- You have little motivation
- You’re feeling more irritable than normal
- Stress levels have become higher than usual
Yes, these are things many adults experience regularly while trying to juggle their job, workouts, family responsibilities, and health. But when these symptoms become worse than usual, listen to what your body is trying to tell you and take a rest day.
Spending time resting isn’t wasted time. Taking a rest day doesn’t mean you have to sleep all day. Enjoy some time relaxing with a book, spending time on a favorite hobby, or taking time to catch up with friends and family members. And while you’re enjoying some rest, do something great for your brain by taking your Prevagen supplement. It boosts memory and overall brain health, giving your brain a bit of TLC, too.