Fitness Tip of the Day: Take a Mental Break

Rest and recharge your mind by engaging in relaxing activities

The summer is hectic. Between work, getting the kids to tee-ball, mowing the grass, staying active and everything in between, it can be hard to find time for exercise. But sometimes what you seriously need is a mental break from constantly worrying about whether or not you're working out enough.

It might be better for you to take a break from trying to exercise at your local gym for a couple days. It will free up some time and give you a chance to recharge.

That's not to say you should stop exercising completely, but instead choose some activities (hiking, swimming, biking, etc.) that will keep you active (blood pumping, heart rate elevated), but that don’t seem like actual exercise. This will give you that mental break you just might need to stay motivated going into the fall.

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.