Many people feel the need to work out every day, but the body actually craves down periods to recover. Some tips:
• Aerobic activities such as running, swimming or step aerobics require shorter rest periods – usually less than 24 hours – but the body needs about two days to recover and repair muscles after weight training and other workouts that involve heavy resistance.
• Watch for symptoms of heat illness. If you feel dizzy, nauseous or clammy or develop a headache or persistent muscle cramps, stop, drink water and find a cool area to rest.
• Rest a fever. Exercise further increases the body’s internal temperature. You also may need a day off if you have abdominal unrest – vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration – or a cough or congestion that makes breathing more difficult.
• Don’t push through too much pain. When a joint hurts to the point that easy movements are difficult, stop exercising. See a doctor if the pain or swelling doesn’t improve with two or three days of rest.
» Find more health and fitness tips in Tuesday’s Today section.
A new device helps you clean paint rollers faster and more effectively.
The Rejuv-a-Roller is a cylindrical container that attaches to a faucet. Your roller slips into the container, where water is directed right to the roller’s nap.
In about 30 seconds, it can clean a roller thoroughly enough to be used with a different paint color, the company says.
The Rejuv-a-Roller is carried by several online vendors, including www.RejuvaRoller.com. It’s also available at some Ace Hardware stores and sells for $21.99 on Ace’s website, www.acehardware.com.
» Find more home and garden ideas in Sunday’s Today section.
Scallops in a creamy Dijon mustard sauce make a quick, elegant and light dinner for a late summer night. For the recipe, see page C5.
» Find more recipes and restaurant news in Wednesday’s Food section.
Here’s what’s on the schedule for this week:
On CD (Tuesday)
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “I’m With You”
Glen Campbell, “Ghost on the Canvas”
Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter IV”
Ry Cooder, “Pull Up Some Dust & Sit Down”
Lenny Kravitz, “Black and White America”
On DVD (Tuesday)
“Madea’s Big Happy Family”
“In a Better World”
In theaters (Friday)
“The Debt” (drama/thriller, Wednesday)
“Apollo 18” (sci-fi thriller)
“Shark Night 3D” (horror)
“Pretty Little Liars”: Some answers, and new questions, in the midseason finale. (Tuesday, 8 p.m., ABC Family)
“Royal Pains”: Hidden truths emerge as the summer season wraps up. (Wednesday, 9 p.m., USA)
“Hot in Cleveland”: Freaky fallout from Elka’s bachelorette party in the season closer. (Wednesday, 10 p.m., TV Land)
“Sweet Home Alabama”: A winner emerges in this countrified take on “The Bachelor.” (Thursday, 9 p.m., CMT)
Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Friday-Sunday, The Gorge
Spokane Symphony: Saturday, Pavillion Park, Liberty Lake
Pig Out in the Park: Wednesday-Sept. 5, Riverfront Park
First Friday art walk: Friday, downtown Spokane
Affair on Mainstreet: Saturday-Sunday, Metaline Falls, Wash.
» Find a full arts and entertainment roundup in the Thursday and Friday Today sections.