It’s cold and flu season. I’ve already been a victim of the times and I know just how hard it is to give up on the daily exercise routine. But rest – because rest is key. Your body is run down and, annoying as it can be, it needs this time to recover.
But how long, exactly, are you supposed to rest and recover for? I needed to know how long I had to wait before I could be back on the trails, so I asked Dr Juliet McGrattan, a former GP and author of Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health. “It’s a good question and there is certainly no ‘one-size fits all’ answer,” she begins, “but there are some general principles and guidelines that you might find useful.”