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19 Feb Rest Day Recreation

Whilst it might make sense to train as much and as often as you can if you’re looking to improve your fitness, this can backfire and result in injury, burn-out and just plain boredom if you do not incorporate a rest day into fitness regime. Avoid the over-training trap: rest is just as important as the right amount of fuel and sleep if your body is going to function at its best.

That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t make the most of your rest day. There are loads of ways of getting your fitness fix whilst your muscles recover, so step away from those trainers and put your feet up – if only for today!

Don’t Stop Me Now: 26.2 Tales of a Runner’s Obsession

As hilarious as it is inspiring, Don’t Stop Me Now shows you how easy it is to fall in love with running. With stories from professional athletes to late-in-life runners and everyone in between, this book will have you reaching for your trainers right after you’ve finished the last page. Find it at any bookstore!

Eddie the Eagle

If you’re looking to curl up on the sofa with a good film, look no further than this brilliant British film from Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton. Based on the true story of Michael “Eddie”Edwards, otherwise known as Eddie the Eagle, this film will inspire you to never give up, but keep trying, and go out and try something new – just make sure you’ve got a good trainer first! Available on DVD and Netflix.

Rocky

Does this really need any explanation? An absolute classic. I guarantee you will run up every set of stairs you come across for about a week after watching this film.

Bend It Like Beckham
Featuring an almost unrecognisably Keira Knightley, this film did almost as much for women’s football as the 2016 Olympics. Well, maybe not. But it is laugh out loud funny, and remains relevant for all aspiring women athletes today.

The Case Against Sugar
There are literally hundreds and thousands of books published each and every year on all aspects of health, nutrition and fitness. But if there is only one book that you read this year, make it this one. Amidst all the hype surrounding free-from diets, this one stands out as it makes its compelling case against sugar. Whilst going completely sugar free might not be possible for you, this book will make you rethink the way you eat for the better.

Let us know what you get up to on you rest days!

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