How to Engage in Active Recovery

When it comes to recovering after a workout or a strenuous week of work and exercise, it’s important to remember that we don’t necessarily have to be immobile on our “day’s off.” Athletes insist that one cannot overtrain, but one can under-recover.

Active recovery is a fairly new concept but is something that active people have been doing for centuries. All active recovery means is getting out and doing something light instead of binge-watching television. It’s a great way to push your body a little bit while giving it a rest and an opportunity to recover and bounce back for the next endeavor.

Below are a few ways to engage in active recovery.

Do Light Yoga

Incorporating a light yoga routine into your days off will do wonders for your body and your recovery.

Go on a Hike!

Hiking is a great way to engage in active recovery. It’s low impact and in some steep slopes can still help you build leg muscle.

Visit Your Chiropractor

Visiting your local chiropractor is a great way to engage in active recovery. You’ll be giving your body a rest, to be sure, but you’ll also be giving your body and mind the host of benefits that come along with chiropractic care. If you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you live a better, more active, more fulfilling life, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today.

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Gregory Lind

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