Taking a day off from fitness or training is A-okay when it comes down to it. But, in today's fast-paced world, some people might be looking to maximize their recovery days a little more than staying sedentary. Taking a complete day off always sounds like a novel idea, but there is still a lot you can do in the realm of staying active on your non-workout days.
Read on for a few creative ways to make your rest days a little more active. You'll be surprised what you can get done!
1.) Do Yoga!
Yoga is a fantastic activity which can be done every day, not to mention on your rest days. If you're not doing cardio or lifting weights, yoga is a fantastic way to give your body the routine maintenance it needs to perform at a high level moving forward. Yoga also increases your range of motion, which can boost your mile time while running or on the bike, benefit weight lifting, or enhance your ability to engage in physical activities.
2.) Take a Hike!
Even if you're sore from the day before, hiking is a great way to get fresh air and get your heart rate up. Just make sure that you're not hiking during the hottest part of the day and make sure you're not overdoing it. You should be going for a more leisure experience than anything.
If you're resting your joints and muscles from a tough run or workout session the day before, swimming is a great activity to get your heart rate up without experiencing any impact whatsoever!
If you have any additional questions about how to maximize your off days, contact Optimal Health & Wellness Center today. We provide our patients with chiropractic care services in addition to education that will help patients stay active.