1 – Massage
Obviously this is number 1 on the list.
A sports massage for muscle recovery rather than injury/dysfunction can actually be really relaxing (believe it or not)! I’ve had many clients fall asleep during a session…
A regular massage (every 3-6 weeks) is a wonderful way to improve recovery from exercise, reduce stress and keep you injury free.
2 – Bubble Bath (Bubbles optional)
Apparently some people don’t like baths?
A hot bath does wonders for relaxing the body and mind. Light some candles, throw in a bath bomb and relaxxxx. It’s my favourite Sunday ritual.
3 – Yoga/Stretching
It is easy to fit in 10-15 minutes of stretching a day…
If you watch an hour of TV in the evening just sit on the floor instead of the sofa & do some gentle stretching.
I personally prefer to attend a yoga class so I don’t have to think about it. Yoga classes are a great way to unwind after a long day and can help you sleep better…
4 – Sleep
Sleep is so important for boosting recovery. This is when muscle repair happens, so if you’ve been putting in the work at the gym, pay attention to your sleep quality too.
Don’t exercise much? Sleep is also critical for proper brain function and your brain is pretty important…
5 – Food
A balanced diet will greatly enhance how your body recovers from exercise/daily tasks as well as daily brain function. Protein, Carbs and Fats all provide value to the way your body functions. Fruit and Veg contribute valuable vitamins and minerals too. So don’t be a baby and eat your broccoli!
6 – Move
One hour of exercise 3-5 days per week is great, but being still for the other 163 hours of the week isn’t doing you any favours!
Move as often as possible – take the stairs, park further away, walk on your lunch break, swim, cycle, stretch – just move more!