It’s hours after your race and you’re on to the next activity. Sure you’ll be sore tomorrow. No big deal. Just drink some water and stretch a bit, suffer through the day after and on about your business you go. There’s nothing wrong with doing things this way, per se, if performance doesn’t matter to you and a little injury here and there doesn’t seem to set you back weeks. For many, performance does matter, from shaving tenths of a second off a swim event and minutes off a long run to sustaining an injury free body that keeps going between events and is ready for the next one. In that case, you might want to consider adding these habits as a part of your post exercise routine.
- Monthly maintenance massage: find a sports or orthopedic/medical oriented massage therapist who can work your muscles from head to toe. A talented therapist can help you stay injury free and can help you identify weaknesses in gait, posture, and muscle compensation that can be corrected before an injury arises. Deep tissue massage techniques keep your muscles ready for your next event. Massage therapy applied to an injured shoulder or calf reduces the negative impact of inflammation and enhances fibroblast production and distribution, the cells in your body responsible for healing soft tissue injuries.
- Take a moment to read memorize the tips in After Exercise Recovery Tips – 10 Ways To Recover Quickly After Exercise. We couldn’t say it any better than this author.
Taking care of your body and listening to what it has to say to you is no one’s responsibility but yours. Embrace the tools that are accessible to you, stay on track with your health, and live a life full of vitality. We’ll be there to cheer you on at the finish line! Go Team!
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Hands On Health Massage Therapy And Wellness
7980 Chapel Hill Road, Ste 125
Cary NC 27513