If you're on the fence about hitting to the gym today, don't blame laziness. There are some legitimate and surprising times you should skip the gym for your own well-being. Sometimes a rest day is the best choice for your body and brain.
For the most part, of course, hitting the gym is a wonderful choice for your health. Improved mood, increased energy, and pain reduction are just a few of the many ways regular exercise can improve your life, as noted in Healthline. Moving that body can do so much for your physical and mental well-being, and in many ways more is better. "The longer, harder and more often you exercise, the greater the health benefits, including reducing the risk of diseases such as cancer and diabetes," according to Scientific American. So pushing yourself to work out a little harder is usually great for your health, as well as your gym selfie game. (Hey, Insta can be a legit workout motivator.)
But sometimes, forcing yourself to workout can actually work against your overall health. In some cases, when you're really not feeling the gym today, then a nap or Netflix marathon may be the better choice. Read on to learn when you should take a pass on the spin class.