To ensure you stay happy and healthy you need to understand that rest and recovery are critical components of any successful training program. They are also the least planned and underutilized ways to enhance performance. Sleep is the most important time to recover. Adequate levels of sleep help to provide mental health, hormonal balance, and muscular recovery.

Getting between seven to ten hours is enough sleep for most athletes. Everyone has individual needs based on their lifestyle, workouts, and genetic makeup but make sure you listen to your body and ensure you are sleeping enough. Broken sleep is also not considered as sufficient sleep so ensure if have a broken sleep you catch up with a proper rest in the nights that follow.  If you are not getting enough sleep your system can not reboot, which means a tired and less active metabolism and hormonal imbalance, which can result in weight gain.