Fitness

7 Trainer-Approved Restorative Workouts

Rest and recover.

the best restorative workouts.
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Also called “active recovery,” a restorative workout can help your body rejuvenate after higher-intensity exercises like HIIT and running, says trainer Carrie Hall, CPT. Try a restorative workout 1 to 2 times a week as a way to rest, stretch, and give yourself a much-needed break.

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Bicycling

A gentle 30-minute bike ride is a great way to get the blood pumping between bigger workouts, Hall says. Aim to use 60% of your usual effort so that you don’t overdo it.