Friday, October 5, 2012

The Rest is Easy

I'm now to the period of marathon training called the taper. When you go from double digit days and 50 mile weeks to a 25 mile week and then a week less than 10 miles just before the event.

One of the most important lessons we can take from The taper is to make time for down time.  We each only get one life and one body to live it in.  It's super important to take care of it.  I don't think that I can list all of the benefits of taking time out, but just off the top of my head, rest will:
    prevent mental burn out
    reduce stress
    help learning and memory
    help metabolism and weight control
    reduce blood pressure
    improve mood




I enjoyed reading this.  I hope that you enjoy it too.  The Lost Practice of Resting 

How do you relax? (leave a comment below)

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