Resting The Body Is Just As Important As Staying Active
Giving your body proper exercise is very important to a healthy lifestyle. Proper exercise has so many benefits from building up your immune system to losing weight. keeping your body active should be a top priority, however, it is equally important to give your body the proper time to heal and recover. Without proper rest, our bodies and minds start to become negatively impacted.
The following article reveals what happens to our bodies when we don’t take a rest day. Proper rest is so important and can only benefit your body when you’ve been pushing yourself on a daily basis.
See the article below and be sure to pass this along to all of your hard-working friends out there!
You become depressed: Overtraining leads to self-critical thinking: Do you ever say to yourself, “I’m training my butt off but I’m getting worse not better!” Your energy goes down, your performance goes down and you fall into an emotional psychological downward spiral. YIKES!
You are crabby: Let’s face it, when you are in a constant state of pain and soreness, you are irritable. Your threshold for mental stress is decreased.
Your sleep will suffer: You may be physically tired but can’t fall asleep because your body is over-stressed. Growth hormone is responsible for helping to repair our muscle tissue and is produced in the deep REM cycle of sleep; if you are not getting good quality sleep, your muscles aren’t getting a chance to fully repair.
You get injured: This is a no-brainer problem from overtraining. Overuse of the muscles, tendons and ligaments creates a constant state of inflammation in the body and the joints. The likelihood of injury is increased. And if you aren’t fueling properly after your workouts, you may be losing muscle mass not gaining.