What Makes Active Recovery?
Workout rehabilitation and workout recovery has to do with more than simply getting a decent night of sleep after a workout or having a post-workout drink thinking this will cover you when it comes to giving your body the time and space it needs to successfully recover from a workout or even an injury. The truth is, your recovery plan should be nearly as active as your workout plan.
Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few hallmarks of an active recovery plan.
First, stretching is extremely important. Take 30-45 minutes to stretch after an hour-long workout. If you skip a session, make up for it! Yoga is your friend. Building an at-home yoga practice will go a long way in improving your body’s functionality and range of motion, not to mention help you bounce back from workouts faster.
At-home tools like acupressure mats/pillows and foam rollers will also ensure your recovery protocol is active. Take 20-30 minutes after each workout to relieve body tension and depressurize. These items will also help promote a better night of sleep.
Chiropractic treatment is also a great active recovery tool. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn about how our treatments go hand in hand with an active lifestyle and an active recovery plan.