Bottom line – get as much as you can without getting divorced or fired. Make it a priority and pretty much everything in your life will improve. Neglect it and you are really stacking the deck against yourself – it does not matter how hard you train or how spot on your diet might be – if you are not making good quality rest a priority you will significantly hinder improving your fitness and make yourself more susceptible to injury and illness.
Nothing you don’t already know. Not difficult for anyone to understand. But for some of us really easy not to do. Remember that we get fitter when we RECOVER from exercise, and a big part of the recovery process occurs when we go night-night.
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