Pushing yourself during a workout is important to increase muscle and cardiovascular endurance. But in order to protect the body from an over-strenuous workout, you must take proper breaks. Allowing the body to rest periodically during a workout allows the muscle groups to recover and the cardiovascular system to regroup. Without this important step, you could risk injury and decrease your chances of success toward your fitness goals. This is why it is necessary to listen to your body when exercising and stop when you need a break.
Prepare some water and a towel before you begin exercising. Keep these items close by.
Divide your planned workout into sections before you begin exercising. Divide your workout by muscle groups, reps or any other segmentation that suits your fitness needs.