The New Healthier You Fitness Plan, Day 7: Rest

Jessica Smith
by Jessica Smith
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The New Healthier You Fitness Plan, Day 7: Rest

Welcome back to The New Healthier You Fitness Plan. On day 7 of each week, we’ll focus on recovery.

You may think that doing daily workouts might speed up your results, but the truth is rest and recovery are just as important to your body (and spirit). It is possible to do too much exercise, and overtraining can cause symptoms such as irritability, insomnia, fatigue, injury—even sugar cravings—all of which could hinder your progress.

So, for at least one day a week, simply enjoy some relaxation time. You can still stay active with light activities such as walking, gardening or gentle yoga—just take it easy and allow yourself adequate time to rest. Here are a few more ways to spend your rest day:

Tell me, what did you do today to give your body a little TLC? Leave me a comment below and let us know what you did to fit in some R&R time.

About the Author

Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith

As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. She now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit to learn more about her fun, results-driven programs for all levels of exercisers.


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