Rest, Relax, Repeat

Posted on 09 February 2015 by admin

Editor Alex White gives ideas for a day of rest from your workouts.

 

By: ALEX WHITE
Photo Editor

 

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s also very important to treat yourself. This can be done in many different ways.

After a long week of running and general day-to-day events, yoga can be a great way to unwind and relax. There is no need to join a gym or go to a yoga studio, many different yoga videos can be found on YouTube.

All that needs to be searched is “beginning post-run yoga.” There will be many options to choose from. If it’s the first time doing yoga, stick to a video that is about 15 minutes long. Yoga is a workout in itself and the first time is not going to be a walk in the park. There are plenty of other options other than yoga to relax and the first time around is not always the most relaxing. Sometimes the body just needs to do absolutely nothing. Laying in bed all day and watching a few movies on Netflix can do the trick. It’s best to do something like this once a week and make that the day to recollect thoughts and nothing else.

Personally, I don’t like not doing something for a whole day. Rest days for me are actually very light exersice days. Either a light walk, a bike ride or maybe if there is an indoor pool near by a good swim could be the answer. Doing things that keep the heart rate low but also feel good are the goals for these days.

These days help keep the body active and moving and help it keep up with everything that it’s going to do in the week ahead.

On this day, also eat some really good food. It’s okay to have a day to eat nothing but Ramen noodles and ice cream. Just remember to do it in moderation.

 

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