imagei just returned from a 7a.m. session with a client who was “worn out” from previous week of company and family events.  i commended her for her commitment to exercise by continuing to workout when she really wanted to take a break. by taking unnecessary breaks people often wake up 6 months later wondering how they stopped and then are discouraged by how much harder it is to get going.

Check out active rest blog, Friday, Jun 10 2011.
taking a necessary break is very much a part of lifestyle fitness.  breaks can be done in a variety of ways.  sometimes they need to occur within your workout and of course some times instead of working out.  ideas of “breaks” within a workout include  reduce time, reps and/or intensity. “rest  is good” and highly recommended within and at times instead of your workout