The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Jim Goodwin
We know what a stress buster exercising can be. While we all have our way of keeping fit, we sometimes ignore the fatigue and aches that follow after working out. Hence why we’re suggesting 4 mindful ways to recover and relax after a heavy fitness session!
1. Deep Breathing & Meditation
Meditation helps in relaxing the muscles thereby reducing stress in the joints as well as lowering the blood pressure. After an intense activity, sitting down and meditating brings your body back to baseline.
A message goes a long way when it comes to relaxing your muscles. Why not treat your feet to a pamper in the comfort of your own home. We at HoMedics, offer luxurious foot spas with soothing heat, gentle vibration, and refreshing bubbles to deliver a relaxing massage. Sit back and take the weight off your feet.
3. Hot Bath / Shower / Sauna / Steam Room
Whether it is a hot bath, a shower or a sauna, they all warm up your core body temperature and increase your blood circulation, transporting more oxygen and nutrients to your healing muscles. These treatments work best right after your workout or later on in same the day.
Optimal sleep is essential for anyone who exercises regularly. During sleep, our bodies produce Growth Hormone (GH) which is largely responsible for tissue growth and repair.
The most important thing you can do to relax after a heavy workout is to listen to your body. If you pay attention, in most cases, your body will let you know what it needs, when it needs it. If you are feeling tired, or notice decreased performance you may need more recovery time. If you are feeling strong after a hard workout, you don’t have to force yourself to go slow.
Do you have any secret recovery tips you swear by? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!
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