Rest is just as important as exercise, work, and play. It is all about balance and sometimes we need to get off the merry go round and rest. Here are 3 times rest is just as important as working out:
1. When you get sick. I am often asked this question, "Should I workout today? I am not feeling great and may be coming down with a cold but I don't want to miss my workout." The answer is usually no. Rest. Take some time off to let your body heal.
2. When your muscles are very sore. This is also a signal that your body needs rest. Our bodies signal to us when it is time to just chill. Sore muscles is a big indicator.
3. When you have over done it. Sometimes it is simply a good idea to take a week off and relax. You can get back to it and when you do you will be better than ever. You might also see greater gains after some time off.