Rest when needed
- Stress hormone Cortisol can actually make your body hold on to fat, particularly around the waist.
- It’s hard with jobs, families and social commitments to ensure you rest enough. This doesn’t mean a take away and a bottle of wine in front of the telly, this means allowing yourself a day when you are not going 100 miles an hour – take a gentle walk in the fresh air, do some stretches, read a book, go to bed earlier and lay off the caffeine and alcohol.
- As much as you need to exercise, you need to rest to avoid the symptoms of ‘over training’ such as fatigue, plateaus in progress, injuries and losing motivation.
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