3 Good Reasons to Skip a Workout

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Even though exercising is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, taking a break from your workouts can be good—and sometimes even necessary. These are just a few good reasons to give your body time to rest and skip a workout.

You’re Sore

Doing some light exercises can actually help relieve pain if your muscles are sore. However, if you’re experiencing extreme soreness a day after a heavy workout or after running a marathon, it’s best to rest for a day or two.

You’re Sick

When we’re not feeling well, like having cold or flu-like symptoms, going to the gym is the last thing we should be thinking about. Take a break for a few days to give your body time to rest and avoid putting others at risk too.

You’re Sleep Deprived

People often underestimate the importance of sleep, but athletes should know that sleep deprivation is affecting their physical performance and lowering their immune system. Exercising while exhausted only increases our chances of getting sick or injured, so it’s best to skip the workout and get a good night’s sleep.