The importance of recovery is very crucial for runners, especially after a long race. When you push your body to run for hours, you’re not only battling pain and fatigue during races or training; you’re also causing micro-tears in your muscles. Hence, downtime is always very important to repair your muscles and help your body recover.
So you just finished a marathon. Good job, you! Now you’re all set to do something that’s just as important: Marathon Recovery.
To be honest, I used to be very scared and skeptic about chiropractic treatments, before my first session 5 years ago, I suffer from upper back and neck discomfort, mainly due to over exercise and bad posture.
One of the worst sport related injury I got during my 8 years of running would probably be the one when I slid off a trail last year and hit my tail bone onto a rock.
How are you feeling today?
Pain is not a Lifestyle. This is definitely something I learned over the last couple of years of trying to “live” with my chronic back pain. I almost accepted the fact that I will have to live with my situation for the rest of my life… until I finally decided to visit a Chiropractor.
As kids, we were constantly told by our elders to sleep a good 8-12 hours a day but as adults, it has become so easy to neglect this reminder. We usually associate lack of sleep to an increase in productivity because you simply have more time to work and do your daily activities if you sleep less. Some runners and gym goers even say that they can run and exercise with just 4-5 hours of sleep.
Resting immediately after a run can lead to tight, stiff, and painful muscles. It’s better to drink lots of fluids immediately and do post-run stretches.
We, as avid enthusiasts of fitness have always struggled with injuries throughout our athletic life; these may range from the simple tight muscles to torn ligaments. However, not all things come in great intensities. Our performance may even be hampered by the little things we face on a daily basis.
Ever since new year, you must have been hitting the gym every day to burn the extra pounds to get ready for summer, you go nuts when your trainer insists that you take a day off from your workout regimen.
Remember the pain after your First 5K? Or that moment when you can hardly walk for days after your first half-marathon?
I am writing this as I have been constantly interrupted by sickness since I started running last year.
Whenever we talk about saunas, we’ve always been told that it can supposedly help you lose weight without doing anything. You just sit there, sweat out all those impurities, and voila, you’re down to shedding a few pounds; but just how true is this?
I searched the market for unconventional approaches to rehab and recovery that uses state-of-the-art technology. Here are a few things worth trying:
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