Rest Days

Good Nutrition on Your Rest Days

By |January 31st, 2018|Featured Home, Nutrition|

Rest days, or days off from exercise, are a chance for your muscles and tendons to recover from physical training, and provide a refreshing mental break. Many athletes report feeling more motivated and energised after rest days, so it’s important to include them as part of your routine. But how should you structure nutrition on your rest day? Intuitively it might make sense to decrease total energy intake because you’re performing less activity and therefore expending less energy. However, the reality is that you should consume a similar diet to your training days because of how the process of recovery works. Days after your workout earlier in the week, your body is likely to still be recovering from your training [...]

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