With so many things competing for our time, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the demands of work, family and maintaining our health. But this doesn’t mean that we should neglect the need to refuel and rest.
“I think people look at their training how they look at their finances: they have a training budget and they have to decide where they will spend their training energies,” says National Fitness Manager of Fitness First Australia, Michael Cunico.
“Unfortunately, I think some people believe a ‘work in’– or a recovery session – isn't as important as a ‘workout’ where they expend every last ounce of energy. But if you have a look at the best athletes in the world, those people who are at the peak of their physical prowess, they all spend an enormous amount of time preparing for exercise and recovering to ensure they are at their peak.”
Giving your body and your brain time to recuperate is essential for a healthy balance. Here’s why it’s important to incorporate downtime into your routine.