Start your training with realistic achievable goals, this will help you to stay motivated. Rest and recovery is an extremely important part of a balanced fitness regime and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Have you heard the phrase. “To make an omelette, you have to break some eggs”? Well the same goes for building strength and fitness. When you work out you will inevitably tear and damage your existing muscle tissue, after you workout, your body repairs and replaces damaged muscle fibres by fusing new muscle proteins, increasing the mass of the existing muscles.
This only happens when your resting your muscles, not working them out. So rest days really are a must, if your unsure of how much is too much or have any other questions get in touch.