Monday, January 3, 2011

And now, rest...

I have been reading The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, and I have to say that it reminded me of an important fact of life: rest.

I know, it is not one of his five rules for weight loss, nor one of the secrets of incredible muscular gains, though he does touch on it. We spend a great deal of our lives rushing to various obligations (both real and ephemeral) and we forget that our bodies, minds and souls need to recover through a process called, rest.

As someone who has been a trainer and worked out for nearly all of my adult life, the key to successful muscular gain is sleep and good nutrition. Dealing with stress in your life may be affected by adequate, quality sleep. Many psychological issues may be dealt with via mediation, a particularly helpful form of rest.

Have you made sure you have taken time for rest of your mind and body today? Are you getting enough recovery time during your workouts? Do you have rest within your business so that you may take stock of where you are and simply allow your business to flow?

If you haven't done these things, you may want to consider refocusing a bit on rest and your time. Making rest a priority seems simple, almost silly, yet few of us do it effectively.

ps - The book is pretty neat and Ferriss does a good job explaining how research to implementation goes in the world of health & fitness, and ultimately to the public.

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