How to Make The Most of Your Rest Day

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We train, run, and push our bodies in our everyday workouts. Every workout is important, and every rest day is equally important. Your body will soon say, “I’m done” without giving it the proper rest it deserves. But don’t think of your rest day as a day to sit on the couch and watch TV–make it a day you look forward to and a day you can still focus on your goals. Decide to be passively active on your rest day. Here are 8 important steps that put the “RE” into your rest day and keep up your calorie burn even on your day off.

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Take this day to get “stuff” done and work on your “to-do” list. Clean your house, plant flowers, rearrange furniture, run errands, or work on some of your Pinterest projects.

 

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Choose this day to focus on others, whether that is organizing a family activity or volunteering at your local animal shelter, food bank, or senior citizen center.

 

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Cardio lovers be a rebel. Take those strength classes at your local studio or hit the weight room at the gym. Strength training turbocharges your calorie burn even at rest. The more muscle you have, the more energy it requires to sit on your body. Make your body a calorie burning machine even on your rest day!

 

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Go the extra mile on your day off. Take the stairs, walk up the escalator, park where you have to walk further to your destination or make more trips up and down your stairs than necessary.

 

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Find a low-calorie delicious recipe to try. Grab all your essentials at the grocery store and cook your way to a healthy meal!

 

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A rest day doesn’t mean a day off from eating right. Remove any temptations of eating any high-calorie, processed, and sugary foods.

 

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Get out and do something that makes you happy or plan a day trip somewhere.

 

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Choose a light intensity activity to give your body the rest it deserves. Go hiking, biking, or boating. Take a gentle yoga class, take your dog for a walk, or do some foam rolling.

Christin Magnus, Fabletics Master

Owner Exhale Fitness Studio
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Juliet Atkins
Juliet Atkins

Hi I was wondering what outfit this is that is shown in the photo?

Jessica Roch
Jessica Roch

Hi. I am pretty upset. I cancelled my membership on Saturday, as I am not happy with the quality and fit of the clothing. I asked the rep what I should do about the $49.95 in credit I still had on my account. She assured me that I could log in and use it. Well, of course I can, but no longer with the VIP discount. !!!!! you are holding my money hostage, essentially, asking me to pay DOUBLE for clothes that I know are low quality. As you don't have an email customer service option, I am writing here. Please feel free to message me back - I believe I should receive a refund.

Fabletics
Fabletics

Hi Jessica! Apologies for the inconvenience. Please send us a PM with your order ID so we could look into this for you. -Nikki M

Roz Woods
Roz Woods

Can u just buy a piece without membership... Don't wish to join but like these tights

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Fabletics

Sure you can Roz! The VIP Program is most definitely optional. You can opt to check out as a Guest and purchase only when needed. No skipping the month necessary. -Nikki M.

Roz Woods
Roz Woods

No I don't want membership ... I just want a pair of tights .... Like I can do on any other website buy a pair not get membership at a price

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Fabletics

Roz Woods You can opt to check out as a Guest and purchase the items on competitive retail pricing -Nikki M