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Happy National Lazy Day!
To celebrate, we thought it apt to share our favourite ways to spend those well-deserved days off.
We get it. Endorphin hit after endorphin hit, you can feel yourself getting stronger and the thought of stopping feels like a failure.
But if you don't take some real R&R, it can take its toll on both your progress, physical and mental health and eventually - your love of training. Check out our favourite things to do on our days off...
1. NETFLIX AND CHILL.
Get your mind out the gutter, we mean of the movie marathon kind.
Pull on your comfies and gear up to binge-watch that new series everyone's been talking about, snacks at the ready.
2. HAVE AN ACTIVE REST DAY
As the saying goes, walking is a man's best medicine.
If you're like us and struggle with the thought of sitting still, you don't have to be on bedrest in your sweats to find some zen.
Go for a scenic walk, run some errands or take the dog out. Walking is proven to boost your mood, reduce anxiety and increase your overall cardiovascular fitness.
Win, win, win.
3. GET SOME SHUT-EYE.
Let's be real. The majority of us don't get our 8 hours. Rather than waking up feeling well-rested, hitting snooze and sinking our third morning latte probably sounds more familiar.
The benefits of adequate sleep are tenfold, so treat yourself to a lie-in when you can and an afternoon nap when you can't.
4. CATCH UP
Hustling hard means nurturing our friendships can sometimes fall by the wayside.
We're strong believers that there really is pleasure in the simple things. Grab a coffee with your mates, go shopping or get a group together for a FIFA tournament - loser buys the takeaway.
5. DISCONNECT TO CONNECT
Days off can sometimes result in a tendency to get bored. However tempting it might be to scroll your IG feed for the umpteenth time, sometimes it's best to switch off.
Pick up a new book, listen to your rest day playlist and take your mind from the daily grind for a hot minute.
What's your favourite way to spend your days off? Let us know.