Rest Days Are The Best Days – Why Resting Is Just as Important as Going Hard
Did you know that April only has one week with 5 working days? Are you taking full advantage of that opportunity to regain some control over your schedule? Are you trying to fit too much into your public holiday and not maximising the time?
April is a fantastic month to reassess how the first quarter of the year has gone and implement some changes to your routine to maximise training, sleeping, family or work habits. By now, most people have let a few unhealthy habits creep into daily life and I believe April is the best time to weed them out. I like to RESET and refocus our energy towards our goals in April, so here are some tips and tricks on HOW to utilise the public holidays coming up!
What can we do?
RESET is the key word; we best move forwards by looking back at the start.
REFLECT: Take a look back on the past 3 months and see what worked, and more importantly, what didn’t work for you.
EVALUATE: Are the goals you set in line with your priorities and what needs to change?
SIMPLIFY: Make it an achievable challenge relative to your situation, small steps lead to big actions.
ESTABLISH: Tweak your plan to make it work better for you and help decrease any barriers.
TIME: You need to block out time to achieve your goals. Make an appointment with yourself in your diary to make sure you are prioritising you.
I encourage you to use the public holidays and the above framework to set yourself up for the rest of the year. This rest and reset will enable you to move forwards with a clear focus!
Click here to learn more about our team at Exercise Lab.
By Rachael Kent | Exercise Physiologist
Winter Sports – Pain Management Advice for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Winter is a period that brings with it a different set of obstacles relating to musculoskeletal injuries. Engaging in winter sports or activities in colder temperatures can increase the risk of injury. However proactive pain management st...
Exercise and Mental Health – Lifting Weights to Lift Your Mood
One of the overlooked benefits of exercise is its impact on mental health and wellbeing. Alongside the physical benefits, exercise has been proven to improve mood, stress, sleep and energy levels; as well as reduce the incidence and sever...
Foundations / Habits – Behaviours that lead to Success
“Making a choice that is 1% better or 1% worse is insignificant in the moment. But over the span of moments that make up a lifetime, these choices determine the difference between who you are and who you could be.” – James...