Don’t underestimate the importance of rest and recovery in getting the results you want from your workouts. Your muscles need time to repair. Overdo it and you’ll pay with Tylenol and ice or worse, an injury that knocks you off your game.

Your recovery period depends on your fitness level, age, type of exercise and intensity of your workouts. On average, it can be 48 to 72 hours after intense training. Listen to your body, mix up your workouts and include stretching, massage and assisted stretching in your fitness routine.

Take care of your body…it’s the only place you have to live!