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When asked about your days "off" or recovery days, what comes to mind?
For many, laying on the couch and not moving a muscle is the image of what makes a good day off.
And while your body needs the rest after rigorous strength training workouts, mild or moderate activity can take your recovery to the next level and have quite a few benefits to your workouts.
Active recovery is an easier workout compared to your normal training. Typically this workout would be done on off day from training.
Having a recovery day is not only to recover physically, but many times mentally. Try to make it a point to pick an activity that is particularly enjoyable.
There are at least 3 benefits of having active recovery days:
Below is the list of activities done and recommended by Shine Staff on recovery days:
- Walking or hiking with friends
- Walking or Hiking with friends
- Stretching using benches, steps and walls
- Walking while at work
- Dynamic warm-ups
- Low-intensity cardio
- Walking the dog
- Short runs
Other great ideas to focus on and enjoy:
- Playing sports (baseball, cricket, basketball)
By: Erzhena Soktova
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