Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/25/2013 -- The importance of a fitness regimen cannot be stressed enough when encouraging a healthy lifestyle. But being healthy also includes getting plenty of rest and listening to the body to know when it’s time for a break. Plateauing on weight loss or fitness performance may mean a rest is what the body needs to get back on track.
Overtraining is defined as training beyond the body’s physical ability to recover itself. Symptoms can include an increase in aches and pain throughout the body, lack of motivation, decreased immune system functionality, and insomnia among others. Without proper rest, the body cannot attain maximum results and will resort to storing energy for use later. This means reduced fat loss in addition to not feeling up to par while the body tries to slow down.
If people experience the above systems, a break from the gym may be needed. Fitness professionals recommend taking a week long break from a routine every 4-6 weeks. This means no running, lifting, or aerobic activity other than normal everyday routines for an entire 7 days. This will give the body time to recover and slow systems back down to the proper functioning levels. It is also recommended to take a full day of rest in between strength training workouts, and incorporate a full day of rest each week to keep the body in peak performance.
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