Are you a compulsive exerciser?

I’m thrilled that so many people have incorporated regular exercise into their daily lives.  But too often I hear people say “I don’t wanna take a rest day!”  Too much exercise can lead to injury, fatigue, and a suppressed immune system.  By all means WORK IT OUT on a regular basis.  But make sure you take at least one full rest day a week.

To get in peak shape quickly, I generally recommend a 6 day a week fitness regimen that includes 3 days of strength training and targeted ab/core work, 1 day of HIIT (high intensity interval training), and 2-3 days of cardio (HIIT and cardio can done on the same day).  I build in one day of rest to give your body time to recover and your muscles time to repair and build.

Click here to read the Spark People article: When Too Much Exercise Becomes a Problem

Written by MaShelle Dean
Hey Fam! I'm MaShelle, your Fit & Fabulous Coach. I'm an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and lifestyle blogger living in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron. The Jiggle Free Zone is the place to come for fitness inspiration, product reviews, and workout proof hair tutorials. Be sure to sign up for the Fit & Fab newsletter so you never miss my tips on living a #fitandfabulous life!