Snow! More snow!
I have declared today a duvet day. I still got up at 7 (why?) and did the usual Saturday morning things but I then found a film and snuggled down on the sofa.
We are told that inactivity kills, and the “must work out every day” mindset over-rides one vital aspect of exercising effectively - giving our bodies (and minds) time to recover. We do not need to be active all day and every day - sometimes you need to sit and think, plan the week ahead or take a nap.
Did you know that it can take almost two weeks of non-activity before you start losing a noticeable amount of your progress or performance level? Don't feel guilty about a few hours enjoying your favourite film or reading a book, sewing or knitting as you have to rest to allow your body to catch up and strengthen and the muscles to recover.
Listen to your body. If it says, "my feet and legs are tired" then the planned walk and exercise class might not be such a good idea.
Exercising is a big time commitment and it is important to make time for other quality-of-life boosters such as catching up with family and friends, taking advantage of the nice weather or a sneaky duvet day!
Don’t think that taking a day or two off from exercise will set you back all that hard work you’ve put in, like 'work' you should find a healthy balance that works for you, your body and every aspect of your life.
Exercise With Tracy
EXTEND Exercise and Medau Movement teacher. Keeping the muscles working, the joints mobile and having fun!