Why Rest Days are Important To Maintain an Active Lifestyle

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How do Rest Days play an important part in an active lifestyle?

In this video discover why rest is important, how to tell you need a rest day and what to do if you want to have an “active” rest day. Give this video a thumbs up if you found it useful or agreed with it! Subscribe for more bite sized health & fitness hacks to change your life!

Video Transcript

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are you someone that likes to rest yep
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well then i’ve got great news if you
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want to build strength
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endurance and muscle rest is required
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last thing you want to do is over train
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may seem confusing but
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rest is actually an important part of an
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active lifestyle
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you see exercise especially resistance
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training
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breaks body tissue down and rest is
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required
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to recover and rebuild and just like
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common sense
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rest can help prevent injury when you
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don’t rest
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micro tears caused by exercise never get
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a chance to heal and can turn into real
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injuries
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let’s say this gym equipment is a rest
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day when you miss it it can hurt
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and rest days can boost your morale
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when it comes to leading an active
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lifestyle consistency
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is key it’s far better to work out for
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30 minutes a day just
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five days a week than to go hog wild one
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day a week
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and if you went at it full force for 30
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days with no break it would drive you
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crazy
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it would make you dread your workout and
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ruin your mood
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rest days help you stay consistent and
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move forward towards your goals of an
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active lifestyle
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chill so how do you know you need a rest
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day
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well it’s a personal thing and we’re all
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a little different as demonstrated here
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but a good rule of thumb is that a rest
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day including plenty of sleep
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should follow any intense workout
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and you know what they say when you’re
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tired your form goes to heck in a hand
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basket
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there are some other signs you might
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need a rest day
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you might be more irritable than usual
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or you’re having a hard time waking up
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in the morning
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you’re just not motivated to get the job
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done you’re having a hard time
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concentrating
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so what should you do on rest days well
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rest of course
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but if you want to be active try
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something low impact
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like yoga that’s low impact kind of
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or go for a casual walk that’s low
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impact too
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to maintain that active lifestyle
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include rest days
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you’ll be scooting like no one’s
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business

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DISCLAIMER: This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Pure Health 365  has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but makes no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions or before starting any diet or exercise program.

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