When you're consistently hitting the gym and feeling great, it can be hard to take a break. After all, exercising offers a boost of feel-good endorphins in addition to the many other health benefits.
But taking a break at least one day each week from your workout routine could benefit you more than going to the gym every day. Here are a few signs that your body is ready for a rest day:
- If your muscles are consistently achy for more than a day, you may be overworking them, leading to injury.
- If you've been feeling agitated or stressed more often than usual, it could be a sign that you need a mental and physical break.
- If you're noticing changes in your sleep patterns, like napping more than usual or needing to go to bed significantly earlier.