18 Aug Top 5 Strategies for Quick Recovery after Exercise
Ever felt like you are not recovering that well after an exercise session? Your certainly not alone…as many people do not know the best and most effective ways to recover after exercise…until now!I will show you in this article the top 5 strategies to help best recover your body after any exercise session.
1. Look at your sleep
Your body uses sleep like your iPhone uses it’s charge over night. You need to be making sure that you are getting a minimum of 7 hours of good quality sleep every night for your body to complete its charge and recover from the days stressors; including; exercise stress, work pressure, family life, poor nutrition etc. All of which are stressful to the body but some are healthy and some unhealthy.
2. Look at what your eating
Nutrition and diet is the cornerstone of recovery and when you eat good quality, high nutrient based food, it will aid the body to repair, replenish and grow over the day and night. If you are eating foods that are too high in sugar, caffeine and trans fat, then the body will have a hard time trying to pull goodness out of these unhealthy foods, which can make you feel even more lethargic over the day. Eating plenty of fresh fruit and veg, wholegrains, nuts and seeds and oily fish will give you everything the body requires for complete recovery after exercise.
3. Look at your stress load
Too much total stress will slowly grind you down and effect not only your recovery after exercise but also your physical and mental health. Try to find ways to chill out and relax during the day, either going for a brief walk outside, using deep breathing techniques or even a massage, all will help to calm you down and decrease feelings of pressure and anxiety.
4. Look at your exercise regime
It may be possible that you are overtraining if your body is feeling too sore after exercise. Some tail tail signs are:
• Lack of appetite
• Irritability and troubles concentrating
• Sleep disturbances
• Drop in performance whilst exercising
• General feeling of exhaustion and tiredness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms above, then pull back on your training, eat more good quality kcal’s for a week, and see if your body starts to feel more refreshed and alive again.
5. Look at getting some professional help
If you find that you are just not recovering properly and have tried all of the strategies above, then you must think about seeking some professional help and guidance. This could really make all the difference, and may even highlight other underlying health issues that can be nipped in the bud as quickly as possible.