Sleep – Go to bed earlier and sleep longer! sleep is one of the best organic ways to help the body recover from the stressors we apply to it, be it physical, mental or emotional.
Why you need more sleep? Researchers have also shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. Our bodies all require long periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones.
Eat – If you haven’t been tracking your food intake as we discussed in the last post, then shame on you!
Regardless of that, if you’re finding it hard to recover from workouts or you just feel sore and tired then you probably aren’t eating enough food. Go to brunch and stuff your face! Try not to eat too many sugary, sweet treats and unfortunately, liquid brunch won’t help with you!! it will mess with step 1 and 2 even more.
Breathe – Take a deep breath or 20! – Diaphragmatic or Belly breathing has shown to improve mood, decrease feelings of anxiety.For athletes, breathing helps to excite us before working out, improve mobility and posture and increases our rate of recovery. Believe it not on average we breathe 25,000 times a day! And if we are not breathing correctly, that is 25,000 ways to mess us up more than necessary.
Believe it not on average we breathe 25,000 times a day! And if we are not breathing correctly, that is 25,000 ways to mess us up more than necessary. Sore neck? stop breathing into your chest! learn to belly breathe.
Try this – make the room quiet, and have something soft to lie on. Now lie down flat on your back with knees bent at 90 degrees, head on the floor. Place your hands on your belly and closes your eyes. now as you inhale through your nose your going to inflate your belly and keep your chest down, as you exhale through pursed lips your squeezing your belly button to the spine. inhale 7-10 seconds and exhale for 7-10 secs, keep your eyes closed and focus only on the breathing so this for 20-30 breaths and I guarantee you’ll feel better!
After a long week dealing with different stressors don’t stress yourself out by doing more, Do less this weekend -Recharge – Reload – Relax