Even if you are a fitness fanatic, you need rest days. So, why am I advocating breaking a sweat every day? Because it’s good for you and rest days don’t need to mean complete inactivity. Active recovery days give your body the time it needs to rest while still allowing you to stay active. Sweating rids the body of toxins, can help to fight off illnesses, and even improves your mood. I’m not saying that you need to do an intense routine like a T25 workout every day, but there are proven benefits to staying active and breaking a sweat (even a minor one!) on a daily basis.
Health Tip #10: Make a Point to Sweat Every Day
5 Tips to Add More Movement to Your Day
- Take the stairs
- Park further away from your destination than you need to or get off the train/subway one stop earlier than you need to
- Use your lunch break at work to take a walk (use the Fitbit to make it a friendly competition with your friends)
- Reconfigure your workstation to allow for standing work (at the very least, stand or walk around when you’re on the phone)
- Do squats while you brush your teeth and calf raises when you wash the dishes (you could even march in place!)
How do you sneak more movement into your day?
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