In the current rapidly escalating lifestyle that we live in, it’s forcing us to multitask more than ever before. As a result, we begin to make sacrifices on a daily basis to effectively manage all of our priorities.
So if you like to keep fit, are an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoy going for a hike, or going for a run through the city streets, just because that’s how you like to spend and allocate your spare yet precious time.
So because of this time cramp, the majority of these active individuals avoid or don’t take the proper time for their body’s to adequately recover. The end result is a body that begins to progressively break down with various aches and pains, which can limit future activity.
So regardless of how active you are, it’s best that you better understanding the value and reasons of proper recovery which you can and should commit to. It becomes an important step in your longevity while keeping you in the best possible tip-top shape each day.
Knowing What Your Body’s Recovery Cycle Is
So what happens to your body if you do decide to neglect the recovery period, the refueling, and the re-hydration phases. Instead of muscle growth and showing improvement, the outcome instead becomes over-training, eventual body breakdown, then ultimately potential injury.
All of these outcomes which you obviously want to avoid. It becomes critical for you to begin making time for recovery to ensure that your body can then be ready for future daily activity.
The Different Ways Of Recovering Your Body
Once you decide to begin giving your body the breaks that it needs, it then becomes important to know the different stages of recovery.
• Micro Recovery: Which occurs within and during the workout. Make sure that you build in short rest breaks, which allows the intensity of the workout to remain high
• Post Workout Recovery: Once you finish the workout, what the body does is it slowly returns to its “normal status,” which includes a lower heart rate, a lower breathing rate, and normal circulation
• Post Competition Recovery: This after extremely intense activity periods. The body needs a bit more time as well as attention to recover and return to its normal bodily function status
• Training Cycles: For the ultra high performance athletes, they need to continuously modify their training regime on a weekly, monthly and then an annual basis, so that they can achieve better performance gains while ensuring they’re better rested for critical competition
Helping Your Body Heal Itself
During the performance-recovery cycle, there are critical steps which you need to do take which will impact the body’s ability to repair itself on a daily basis. First, you need to restore its nutritional balance by replenishing the body with carbohydrates, fat, protein, and fluids.
The body then needs the adequate time by using that nutrition as well as the previously stored body fat, so it can restock its energy reserves at the cellular level. Both will then combine to help with tissue recovery and then repair. As the body begins its recovery process, it then reduces muscle soreness while restoring muscle elasticity.
Strategies For Better Quicker Recovery
To maximize the recovery process after your daily exercise and activity, the following steps should be used:
• Style Of Workout: It’s important to train your body so it’s ready for the demands of physical activity as well as real life. Take an athletic training approach which will build body strength, efficient directional movement skills, and better balance response, which allows for real life activities to be able to be pursued with enthusiasm, and no fear of getting injured
• Hydration And Nutrition: Make sure that you follow a well-balanced diet which consists of whole foods, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and plenty of fluids. This will ensure that your body has all of the necessary and required nutrients to replenish itself on a daily basis
• Using Professional Recovery Experts: To ensure that your body is kept in tip-top shape, use a team of professionals such as a chiropractor, a physiotherapist, or a massage therapist
• Yoga, Pilates And Stretching Exercises: Consider joining one of these classes which promotes active movement therapy that’s offered by professional instructors
• Resting The Body: Make sure that you commit yourself daily to adequate amounts of sleep. What this does is it will ensure that your body will have adequate time to repair and then recover itself
Investing Your Time In The Recovery Process
Athletes and weekend warriors who are in tune with their bodies all understand that proper recovery is as important as exercising. So make sure that you submit yourself to refreshing your body, renewing your excitement, and regenerating your spirit.
This will then allow yourself to live your life at full speed ahead with a tuned body that’s ready for the full journey.