Why You Should Do Yoga on Your Rest Day

Quick Tip: Complement Your Workout With Light-Intensity Days

You've fit in intense 20-minute workouts and slaved away in spin class all week. So when it comes to your rest day, help your body rehab by stretching or taking yoga — it'll complement your normal workout routine to keep you on the right track.

A light workout like yoga will complement all the calorie-burning, high-intensity exercises you do in your workout. That's because stretching your muscles helps keep your body flexible, which is an important component to your workout routine — it will help keep you from experiencing an injury because of tightness, and it will also help you improve coordination. Yoga and Pilates can also help your balance, which is another important component of a safe exercise regimen.

If you've still got the energy in you to work out on your "rest" day, complement your workout with yoga, Pilates, or other types of stretching.

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