Rehabilitation & Recovery
Allowing your body time for recovery is a vital element of your health and fitness regiment. When our joints and muscles have rest periods, they are using this time for the strengthening and endurance building that amount to being “in shape”. Not allowing for any recovery time increases the likelihood for injury. Rehabilitation from injury is crucial for managing your body’s recovery. Do too much or doing too little can impact your body in ways that may hinder your ability, in the long run, making a healthy lifestyle increasingly difficult to maintain.
Recovery and Rehabilitation Tips:
If you are injured and getting back into your fitness routine, here are a few of our best recovery and rehabilitation tips:
- See a physical therapist: If you are in a recovery period from any sort of injury, our top recommendation is to see a physical therapist. They will be able to assess the severity of your injury and work with you to customize exercises that are unique to your injury.
- Yoga: Yoga is great for recovery and rehabilitation. It increases motor coordination and restores some amount of functional ability. In addition to this, yoga is also a proven stress reliever and decreases stress levels while elevating a sense of well-being. Depending on where you are in your recovery and the status of your injury, your body could benefit from doing yoga to alleviate the symptoms of your injury and aid in a fast recovery time.
- Protein: Getting enough protein in your diet is important for muscle recovery and strengthening, which helps to ward off injury.