Don't feel bad about skipping a day in the gym.
Taking a break may be healthier for your bones and body.
Researcher Nigel Kurgan found that athletes had more inflammation in the body and lower level of bone building protein when exercising intensely.
Compared to training weeks that included days off.
Possibly meaning that people are at risk of injury or bone loss when they train with no break.
It's important to have days off to allow the muscles to repair themselves from intensive training.
And for the body to maintain high level of functioning.
Further research could warn athletes when they are overdoing it. Don't be so hard on yourself, take a break!