The Forgotten Parts of Exercise

Lifting weights


Most of us understand the importance of a regular exercise program and how it impacts our lives. We also know that there are many things that arise that keep us from our workout regiment. When our hectic lives are lived out, we inevitably run across many roadblocks that test our will to maintain the exercise program we have chosen. From work to the significant other to family and all the other demands in our lives we are forced to make choices consistently on what we will or will not do. And on what we can and cannot do.

The things that we choose are not always so easy to place a value on and set as priorities. We all see the value of our homes and cars and even our life styles. But sometimes value is hard to assign. Exercise is important for good health and how we feel. It’s also important on how we look. There are always huge emphasis on exercise with plenty of commercials, articles, products, and services to help us get in a better workout and see great results. And those are valuable parts of working out, indeed.

Yet I want to focus on the forgotten aspect of exercise and that is rest and sleep. Rest and sleep are of such importance that it would be hard to stress this enough. Our body needs periods of rest and slumber to recover from our workout. When we push our body beyond normal limits our most crucial needs must be replenished. Sleep allows us to restore the capabilities to our central nervous system that we don’t often think of when we consider our needs. We all know about the time required for improving our strength and endurance. But sleep is as important as any other ingredient we use in our exercise program. For example, when working out with weights or strength training, we create microscopic tears in our muscles and this is what we want. It is during the rest and sleep phases that scar tissues are formed to repair these microscopic tears which makes for muscle growth. Plus resting between workouts keeps us from burnout and gives more energy for the next workout session.

If you work out too often without any breaks or without taking enough rest and sleep breaks, then all that working out will be canceled out. Plus you risk injuring yourself as well as risk burnout. As with anything, balance is the key.

So one of the main elements to a successful exercise is to get the right amount of sleep and eat right. So by exercising and focusing on getting in shape or keeping in shape, we are in the minority of many people on earth as many do not make this a priority. However, for those who do workout on a regular basis, we can lose balance by overdoing it. We should not lose sight of the real important aspects of our exercise program, the ones that are so easy to overlook such as rest and sleep.


About Stephane Manos

Stephane Manos has developed several online companies. While working as an online entrepreneur, he fell in love with the sales aspect and recruited some of the best clients and affiliates the companies have ever had. The fun, he found was in building the connections and relationships. One of Stephane's top qualities is being able to motivate. He found a passion in motivating others which in return motivated him. Happy colleagues and clients would send word-of-mouth referrals and increase traffic to his online businesses. Teamwork is something that Stephane promotes. The focus is not on self or individuals but in working as a team to reach the same goals. It is his role as a leader to lead the team by example. Currently, his interest is in real estate investments and financial investments. He is now looking into emerging markets such as the Middle East. He also believes some of the better deals can be found in certain parts of the United States. Many distressed buyers are looking to liquidate. Developing new online businesses, purchasing commercial and residential real estate, and developing rentals has led him to travel around the world. Stephane Manos contributes a portion of his time and earnings to charitable associations and philanthropic groups. His charities are: -Children's Telethon -AHEPA brotherhood and Shriners -REVIVRE Bipolar Support Assocation
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