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Rest Days Should Be About Active Recovery, Not Sitting On Your Butt Doing Nothing

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It was a random muggy Thursday night in early June, and I had plans to meet up with a girlfriend for a glass of wine. A little sore from the previous day's workout jam-packed with one-too-many squats, I had a thought. I suggested we check out a hot yoga studio in between our two apartments instead of guzzling booze. "I can't, it's a rest day," she said to me. "So yoga's off limits?" I asked her.