If you listed all of your life demands in order of importance (family, friends, career, exercise, pets, healthy eating, dentist appointments – the list goes on!) where would rest and recovery sit?
For a whole heap of you, we’re guessing not that high.
At Vida Glow we believe rest and recovery are the building blocks of emotional and physical well-being. Whether you’re slugging it out in the gym, a working mum or just leading a busy life, we all fall victim to demands that leave us strung out and stressed out. These pressures put tension on the body and mind and significantly affect our immune system, mood and overall well-being.
Type recovery into Google and you will see pages upon pages promoting its importance to elite athletes and runners, but adequate rest and recovery is necessary for us all. And if you do any kind of physical training your recovery time isn’t just necessary, it’s vital. Exercise puts your body under stress and it needs time to replenish energy stores and repair damaged tissues, which are both essential to prevent fatigue and risk of injury. A recovery routine is a crucial element of any sustainable health and fitness regimen, yet is often overlooked.
If you don’t have a current recovery routine, here are a few tips to get you started:
Increases blood circulation throughout the body and reduces soreness
Eat Nutritious Foods
Fuels your energy stores after a workout to recover, repair and build muscle
Give yourself time to heal and recover. This is equally as important as exercise to build a strong and healthy body
Changes the function and structure of the brain and improves stress management
Drink Beauty Balance
Stabilises hormone imbalances, reduces inflammation, enhances mood and supports your training goals by repairing and strengthening muscles at a molecular level
Beauty Balance leads your body and mind to its peak performance by restoring it with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It is packed with protein to help repair your muscles and reduce fatigue, magnesium to improve your mood and stabilise your hormones, and potassium to regulate blood pressure and convert carbohydrates into energy.
Our bodies are wonderfully unique and require different levels of recovery. Pay attention to how you’re feeling and ensure your emotional and physical well-being is always at the top of your list.