Do you really need a rest day?
I think this is a bit of a ‘how long is a piece of string?’ question.
If you’re idea of rest is a day spent in chairs or on the couch then NO, you probably don’t need one of those (unless you’re injured, are an athlete or are heavily pregnant - even then, there are exceptions to the rule). Personally I keep my body active every day and instead of a static rest, I use things like meditation, myofascial release, a well rounded health diet and yoga to help boost the rate of my recovery. I’m not the only one who thinks this way. In fact the NHS got my back - this is what they suggest -: If you are between the ages of 19-64, The NHS suggests that you do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week - that could also look like 30 minutes, 5 days a week. In addition to this, the NHS also suggests at least 2 strength days working major muscle groups.
So that’s potentially 7 days of exercise.
What are you doing right now (other than scrolling)? Could you get up and go for a walk?
Or come for a ride with me on this very old and flat BMX bike that was not suitable for 30 minutes of exercise on?
Or could you hit up one of my YouTube videos?