If you work out, you’ve probably heard about rest and recovery. You may also be wondering what’s the difference between the two and how can you use the concept to make your workouts more effective.
The major difference is the level of activity. Rest days are just what they sound like. You might lie around on your couch watching movies or just avoid doing anything strenuous. Active rest, or active recovery, days mean you engage in exercise, but it’s significantly less intense than your usual workouts.
Both passive and active rest days are important for your wellbeing.
Discover how to recuperate and use your time between gym sessions to help you reach your fitness goals.
Adequate rest and recovery protect you from injuries and helps you get the results you want from working out. Enjoy your downtime, knowing that you’re growing stronger and fitter.