Rest & Recovery

What activities do you do to rest and recover?

What happens during the recovery period? The body is allowed to adapt to the stress associated with exercise, replenishes muscle glycogen (energy stores) and provides time for the body tissue to repair.

Take time to weave these into your Rest & Recovery plan.

  • Practice Self Care
  • Use relaxation exercises and/or practice meditation
  • Spend time with loved ones
  • Do at least one relaxing activity every day, whether it’s taking a walk or spending 30 minutes unwinding
  • Get the sleep you need

Benefits of Rest & Recovery

  • Slowing your breathing and heart rate
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving digestion
  • Maintaining normal blood sugar levels
  • Reducing activity of stress hormones
  • Increasing blood flow to major muscles
  • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Improving concentration and mood
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Lowering fatigue
  • Reducing anger and frustration
  • Boosting confidence

Try these Activities to Boost your Rest & Recovery

  • Use Aromatherapy
  • Practice Visualization
  • Do Yoga
  • Take a Walk
  • Spend Time in Nature
  • Listen to Music
  • Breathe Deeply
  • Keep a Journal
  • Art Therapy Get a Massage
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Read a Good Book
  • Take a Warm Bath
  • Laugh out Loud

Wishing you all Happy and “Restful” Thanksgiving!

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