Sensible advice! I am a treadmill junkie, and try hard to avoid knee pain by stretching after each session and, on most days, using the foam roller. I have the foam roller right on the living room floor to remind me to use it!
I commute by bike 3-4 days a week and usually go for a long ride on the weekends. I try to take two days a week off the bike. But when I'm off the bike for 3-4 days, I'm amazed how fresh and fast my legs feel. I'm completely sold on the power of recovery days. That keeps me honest when it comes to staying off the bike a couple of days a week. I know I'll be fitter and healthier for it.
I routinely rest 1 - 2 days a week. For sure every Sunday is my day of rest. the second exercise rest day is forced on me whenever I travel for business. I make a concerted effort to exrcise at the very least five days a week with a target of six days.
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