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Why You Need to Rest & Recover if You Want to Reap Results

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What happens to a muscle when you consistently work it out, day after day?
Air Date: 6/12/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Joey Thurman, Health Expert
Joey ThurmanJoey Thurman is a health, fitness, and nutrition expert and the creator of The Lifestyle Renovation, a website dedicated to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. He has appeared on CBS, FOX, ABC, and WCIU, sharing his insights as a celebrity fitness trainer and published author.

Joey's work has been featured in publications such as BodyBuilding.com, Racked, TimeOut Chicago, RedEye, and American Global Traveler. Joey is a fashion model represented by Chosen Model Management where he works with brands including Neiman Marcus, Abercrombie, Jockey, and Carson Pirie Scott.

He has also appeared on the covers of Healthy for Men and TimeOut Chicago. Joey is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the American Council on Exercise, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and a FITchef.
Why You Need to Rest & Recover if You Want to Reap Results
According to the popular fitness mantra, you have to "train insane or remain the same."

Gym-goers and fitness fanatics live and die by this philosophy, making sure they never miss a gym session.

For these individuals, resting simply isn't in their vocabulary.

However, this mentality could actually be preventing you from reaping the results you desire.

What are five tips for adding rest and recovery into your routine?

  • Don't work the same muscles day after day
  • Cross train
  • Treat your body right
  • Take it easy
  • Don't let perfect become the enemy of the good

Health, fitness, and nutrition expert, Joey Thurman, shares the five tips for adding rest and recovery into your routine.