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5 Perfectly OK Reasons to Skip the Gym

January 22, 2021
Are you worried that a missed day at the gym will disrupt your routine? 

We constantly hear about the sedentary lifestyles that many Americans have. And sure, this is true in the lives of many people. But it’s not true for everyone.

Many of us exercise regularly, and we work hard at it. We get up at the crack of dawn just to pound the pavement. We hit the gym after a long day of work to get our strength training in. And we wear our Fit Bits to hit those cherished 10,000 steps. 

That said, there’s a fine line between healthy and obsessive when it comes to exercise. Sometimes, it’s just not possible to fit in a workout. And other times, it’s simply not healthy.

So today, we’re going to ask one big favor. 

Stop beating yourself up for missing a day of exercise here and there. You’re not going to lose everything you’ve worked for by taking one day off. In fact, it’s really good for you to rest. 

Here are five great reasons to skip your workout today. (Yes, we just said that.) The world won’t end just because you “phoned one in.” So go ahead, skip if you need to. 

  1. You’re sick.

  2. Deciding whether or not to exercise in the wake of illness is your choice. And you should never beat yourself up over skipping a workout when you don’t feel well.