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Side effects of over training: What happens to your body when you don’t take a rest day

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Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don’t Take a Rest Day

Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don’t Take a Rest Day

Impact of not taking a rest day: When it comes to fitness it is important that you exercise and keep your body healthy. However, some people take their fitness to an extreme level and in order to build their muscles quickly, they keep working out. Even though exercising is important and it is a must to do it for achieving your fitness goals, it is also important to provide rest to your muscles. It is important to make sure your muscles get the right recovery period. If you don’t get the rest day or rest time period, it affects the health of the muscles. So, let’s find out what happens to your body when you don’t take a rest day. (Also read: What are the rules for a rest day after a workout)

Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don’t Take a Rest Day

  • Constant soreness
  • Increase in the injury chance
  • You can’t perform properly
  • Problem in sleeping
  • You lose muscles

Constant soreness

Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don’t Take a Rest Day
Soreness is the result of missing the rest day

When you are not providing your muscles a rest day, then you will face the consequences of it in form of soreness. Rest day helps the muscles to relax and to reenergize. If you miss it then you muscles will remain in pain.

Increase in the injury chance
Missing out on the rest day leads to the overuse of the muscles, tendons and ligaments. It creates the issue of inflammation in the body and the joints. As the result the chances of injury increase as you are not able to work properly. (Also read: Why Taking A Rest Day Is Essential For The Body)

You can’t perform properly
When you are working out intensely every day without a rest day then, you find it hard to manage the same energy and stamina every day. So, you can’t give your best performance every day and this will lead to frustration.

Problem in sleeping
Without rest day, your muscles remain in pain. That is why the constant pain is a regular occurrence. This is the reason you find it hard to sleep well.

You lose muscles
Most of the people who skip the rest day do it to gain more muscles. However, skipping it makes your tired and affects your performance. So, you end up losing the muscles.

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