Staying healthy and working out is a fairly simple formula all told. Do more, eat less, recover well. However, for many people, they always seem to struggle with at least one of these 3 points. And very often it is the last one: recover well.
When starting out in a fitness regime, most people will hammer themselves to the point of exhaustion but don’t take the necessary steps to allow their bodies to recover from whatever punishment they just put themselves through. For a healthy lifestyle, recovery is probably more important than the actual workout. With that in mind here are 3 ways that any newly-born fitness fanatic can help themselves recover faster from their workouts.
Proper food and nutrition
Within any fitness circles, you will hear the phrase; “abs are made in the kitchen”. And this is most certainly true. What is also true is that your recovery starts there as well. If you are really pushing yourself to the max each and every workout your diet must match your output. Not all food is created equal, however. You must make sure that the food you are consuming is good and healthy and in the right quantities. Healthy meats (or substitute if you are a vegan/vegetarian) and vegetables in sufficient quantities should be all you need to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to get by. Your nutrition is essential to staying on top of your health so if in doubt, seek the advice of someone who is qualified to offer it.
Firstly, no, you won’t be taking anything through dab rigs. CBD oil comes in much smaller bottles with droppers in the lid that allow you to easily take as much or as little as needed. Shown to reduce joint pain, and general recovery after a hard workout, CBD oil provides you multiple benefits without providing any of the psychoactive properties of its other counterparts. CBD oil is now a huge industry with multiple brands and strengths available. It is recommended you do some serious research before making any purchase, just so you know exactly what it is you are buying and how much you would need, depending on your levels of activity.
Easily the most neglected part of this list, not getting enough sleep is a major issue among adults in the modern-day. With lifestyles that are almost expected to continue 24/7 and online influencers talking about “the grind” non-stop, many have allowed themselves to fall into a pattern of constantly staying up late then waking up early, with little good sleep. Sleep is essential to not only your physical recovery, but also your mental health. You should be aiming each night to get between 7-8 hours of sleep where possible. If you don’t sleep, your body will never be able to recover from any workout. It has been said that you can’t overtrain, but you can under recover. Well, most people are under recovering. Sleep is where your body repairs. So get more!