Q&A: is it alright to skip a day of working out?

Question by Jennifer: is it alright to skip a day of working out?
i work out 45 min-1 hr everyday. i usually do toning and/or cardio. nothing really weight related except for the weight of my own body. today, i just did a 6 min warm up, 1 min of hip raises, and continued to a 15 minute yoga stretching routine. i wasn’t feeling up to working out today. especially since i work a 7-8 hr shift (bussing/etc). is it alright to skip a day? i feel guilty not working out : ( please help, ty!!
i also eat healthy! so i’m hoping it’ll work out.
oops, gotta add: i’m 17. 5’6″ and currently 128 lbs!

Best answer:

Answer by Frank
It would be alright and if you really feel that bad about it workout for like 15 min

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6 Responses to “Q&A: is it alright to skip a day of working out?”

  1. Yes it’s totally fine. If you miss a day of working out then you could at least eat healthy 🙂

  2. Your body NEEDS rest in order to repair and build muscle. It would be more unhealthy not to rest than it is to rest.

    I’d recommend at least 2-3 rest days every week.

  3. The important thing is you seem to have a good workout schedule and for the most part you stick to it, which is a really good thing. So give yourself a pat on the back for that. Personally for me, if I skip a day, I feel guilty and workout even harder the next day, so I guess it kinda evens out lol.

  4. You have nothing to feel guilty about doll, you gotta work and ya dont wanna go in already sore, thats fine. Its great that you did a warm up and stretch, thats all I do on my “break days”. The break will let your body heal

  5. It will be no problem at all to miss just one day. Most work out routines say that it is best to work out only 4-5 days a week anyway. 🙂

  6. Savious Aquitaine November 19, 2013 at 12:38 am

    It’s actually healthy to not work out on some days. I usually work out five days per week, and take two days off for rest. It’s important that your body gets to recover after intense workout sessions. Just remember to eat healthy during those rest days so that you don’t fall off the fitness wagon.