You can see many athlete's guide to recovery: rest, relax, and restore for peak performance-defining and measuring recovery. But do you know why recovery matters?
Recovery plays a vital role in our daily life. Actually, it matters a lot, involving both physical and psychological.
Usually, people would like to make a revolution to treat themselves better, such as eating healthier keeping fit and losing weight. If you are one of them, keep going on and do not let yourself down. What is more, spending time resting is also necessary. There are reasons that can persuade you.
Recovery can prevents injury
Do you think it necessary to go on exercising while feeling tired? You may consider that holding on is the key to success. However, you may ignore that your body really need rest and recovery. If you insist that, you are prone to hurt yourself, including your skin and muscles. While recovery can help to prevent injury and restore energy.
What is more, when you are tired, you are not able to be as careful as while exercising at first. If your muscles are too tired, your form might lead to injury.
Taking a day off for recovery, it can help you prevent injury.
It gives your immune system chance to do its job
Immune system is a part people’s body of great significance. You cannot see it, but it works all the time. If you are working out every day on the same muscle group, it means that there is no chance for your immune system to catch up. Then bad things are easy to happen. Taking a day off can actually prevent your immune system from being left. One day of rest, or being forced to take a week off from injury, which you will choose?
It contributes to your mental health
Some may consider that if you take a day off from exercising you are prone to get out of your resolutions and give up. Taking a day off are help to save your energy and make you more motivated than keep exercising. Your mind really can be fed up with the same training one and one again.
About avoiding overtraining
There are some principles on a muscular level. If you are too tired, your form won’t be as good which may lead to injury no matter how comfortable clothes and shoes you are in. You are much more likely to injure your knee or back when your form is off.
Avoiding overtraining is of great significance in exercises. Don’t give yourself too much pressure on training. Take it easy and repeat regularly.
Quantitative measurements of recovery
“Train Hard, Recover Harder” is a slogan for trainers. To push your limits and achieve performance excellence in the coming year, measurements of recovery can help protect young and develop bodies for life.
First of all, you should find out the reason why you are injured so that you could avoid doing that and take correct measures to heal.
Listen to each sentence in the correct medical advice. This need you to ask medical expert for consultation.
Don't participate in the running while your injury has not healed. It is prone to lead to another injury. Don’t put yourself into risk.
8-9 hours’ sleep is a normal goal of recovery. During the course of sleep, the body rebuilds itself and balances hormonally. Try eating earlier and avoid caffeine after midday. Engaging in relaxing activities, such as restorative yoga, resting, hanging out with friends and family will help you sleep better and earlier.
Stay hydrated. Drink enough fluids to keep your urine a light yellow color. Eat a variety of foods, including organic local and seasonal foods.
A lot of fruits are also needed. Because many kinds of vitamin exist in fruit that can be conducive to your health. At the same time, avoid the junk food that can make you sick. You should try it as you are feeling good and just a little.
Draw a short bath of cold tap water. Climb in, sit down, and then add ice to cool the water. If possible, buy a bag of ice to get temperature below 60 degrees, the upper level for a therapeutic effect.
Do some simple training regularly. Do not try too much that your body cannot afford.
These can act as an integral part of continuous fitness improvement.