When Does The Body Need Rest? Immediately Recognize The 5 Signs
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JAKARTA - As an active individual, you are accustomed to doing activities from meetings in the morning, working in the office until the afternoon, and exercising until the evening. This means that you only have time to rest before bed at night.

If it is continuously done, the body will 'scream' in its own way. The following are signs that indicate that it is time for your body to need rest.

Easily Affected by Disease

The body needs rest. If it is too distorted, the condition will deteriorate. For example, excessive exercise can cause muscle pain. In fact, according to research from Rice University, Texas, USA, as quoted from Healthline, Friday, February 26, the muscles should be given a rest period of up to 48 hours after strenuous exercise. Not only muscles, if the body is also used every day for activities without adequate rest, then your body condition will drop and you will be susceptible to viruses, such as the flu.

Changes in Mood and Tired Continuously

Another sign that you are overexerting yourself is that you are prone to depression and moodiness. Usually, this happens not only because of a physical problem, but also because the brain is invited to think too hard. When you feel this way, it's good to stop for a moment from the busyness that is being lived and take a break.

Abnormal Heart Rate

One of the best ways to measure when your body needs to rest is to check your heart rate. Try to check your heart rate in the morning when you wake up, either by using your two middle fingers that are placed on your neck or by checking your lower wrist. The normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60-100 beats per minute.

Yellow-brown urine

One of the easiest indications to see if you can continue your activity or need rest is to check the color of your urine. When your urine is brownish yellow, it is a sign that your body is not in a good condition as well as a sign that you are dehydrated. Take breaks first and don't forget to drink as much mineral water as possible.

Body Feeling Rigid

According to Noam Tamir, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and owner of TS Fitness New York City, if the body does not have proper mobility, there will be dysfunction in movement patterns. In other words, doing the same activity over and over (running, cycling, or lifting weights) without proper recovery will cause the body to become injured, leading to stiffness. Tamir recommends that when the body starts to feel stiff, it is better to rest first and do lots of stretching to keep the body flexible.

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