Schedule a rest-day - 20 Diet tips - Women's Health & Fitness

3. Schedule a rest day

Even the most dedicated of elite athletes take a break to allow mind and body a chance to relax and rejuvenate. You are far more likely to achieve long-term success if you pace yourself and work to a balanced exercise schedule. So take a day off and read a book, head to the movies or catch up with your girlfriends – and tell them it’s part of your fitness plan!