Why rest is an important part of your exercise regime

We’ve all seen professional athletes push through pain, playing with sore muscles, injured joints and even broken bones. No pain, no gain, right? Wrong. More healthcare providers and professional trainers are acknowledging that rest is a key component of any exercise regimen.

Daniel Butler, a certified health fitness specialist, is a personal trainer at the Take Charge Fitness Program, a wellness facility run by Clinton Physical Therapy Center (a Physiquality network member in Clinton, Tennessee). Daniel explains, “The act of working out is a traumatic experience for your body. Muscles suffer micro tears, joints and connective tissue are put under stress, and our immune system is temporarily weakened.” Read More

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