Rest days!

This whole blog I have stressed just how important it is to make sure you regularly exercise, but now I want to talk about how important it is to rest throughout the week too. While it may sound almost contradictory to what I have been talking about the past few weeks, it’s truly just as important to make sure you always rest at least two days a week. While it may almost sound obvious, you would be surprised how many people I know that do not always exercise. I know from my own personal experience, as I used to love working out 6 to 7 days a week, but eventually it took a toll on my body.

You think that because you can exercise 7 days a week, your body must always be improving, especially in terms of your muscles. But what is often forgotten is how important it can be for your body to rest, relax and rebuild itself after rigorous workouts. It’s so helpful for the body to spend two or three days a week just rebuilding and repairing itself after the muscle tears, and that is the best way to make sure that your muscles are constantly improving.

My carpenter London employees have been told to make sure that they don’t work out or use their bodies too much if they have been doing heavy lifting throughout the week or if they have been going gym regularly, because it can make your body feel lethargic and drained throughout the week and it does affect you mentally, not just physically. It’s so helpful to make sure that you are rested or relaxed at some point. It can provide you with so much happiness and energy if you make sure that you are repaired physically and mentally.

I hope you enjoyed todays post, and many more that I have created throughout the last few weeks!


Another key way to exercise that is often difficult for many people is the opportunity to go swimming and the benefits that it can provide to your overall health. The important benefit of swimming while you exercise and especially after you exercise is the benefits that it can provide to your body post workout. It’s not a proven fact and it could be just a myth, but to most of us we truly believe in the benefits that it provides the human body post workout and especially after weight lifting. If you are like me and try to lift heavy, once you are done its good to have a swim and increase the recovery process for the day after.

Another benefit to swimming is after you go for a long cardio session. If you try to burn as many calories as you can, you know just how much it could hurt you after. But if you go for a swim, not only can you continue to burn off calories and work out your muscles in a different environment, it does increase your recovery just the same as it would if you were to work out with heavy weights, which is a massive benefit for you.

Swimming is also a really good way to keep your fitness levels up that other forms of cardio just cannot do. Swimming takes your entire body to do, and a level of effort that is incredibly large for anyone including professionals. Essentially you are pushing and pulling your entire body weight against gravity itself, which is as difficult as it sounds to anyone. But that’s also why it’s so good for your body. The level of fitness that it can provide you with is unmatched by any other form of cardio, and it’s really good to make sure you start swimming even if you do consider yourself a work out extremist.