Fitness expert Dana Santas demonstrates progressive muscle relaxation/contraction.

Why recovery is the key to effective exercise: How to reboot your workout routine

Updated 7:54 AM ET, Mon August 31, 2020

Join Dana Santas for a seven-part series to learn how to reboot your workout routine — and stick with it. Here's Part VII.

(CNN)Up until this point in our series, we've focused on creating and maintaining an effective exercise program. In Part I, we covered how to get into the right mindset and establish a habitual pattern of working out. In Part II, we focused on how to move your body effectively to prevent injury. Then, in