Why You Need Time to Recover
We love training hard and pushing ourselves but at what cost? Recovery is usually overlooked.
People love to go “BEAST MODE” until they begin to suffer from adrenal fatigue. It’s easy as hell to make a hard workout, any monkey can do that. It takes more to create a complete workout.
Not Enough Rest?
Our modern lifestyle has created this bizarre thing were we brag about how little rest we get.
We can’t emphasize enough how important proper sleep and recovery is.
It’s only been since the invention of the lightbulb that we no longer go to bed and wake up with the sun. Artificial light, smartphones, addicting shows that we binge-watch until 2 AM… all of these things disrupt our natural sleep cycle, which in turn ruins proper hormone production and brain function.
Even more than one night of poor sleep is a direct link to obesity, depression, and memory impairment (including dementia and Alzheimer’s). Do everything you can to get the best sleep you can, first and foremost.
Get proper sunlight during the day, make sure you move around, fuel your body with healthy foods, avoid screen time after the sun goes down, and make sure your room is as dark as possible. Prioritizing good sleep will make a world of difference in your mental, physical, and overall health. In addition, make sure you aren’t going hard at your workouts seven days a week.
The time that your body spends recovering is almost more important than the workout itself.
If you break the muscle down, you must allow time to build back up stronger. On your rest days, move each of your joints and stay active, do some Foundation Training, go for a walk. Recovery is key for not only the body, but the mind.
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