When was the last time you did a recovery workout? Sometimes, you need to take a step back in order to move forward.
What exactly is restorative fitness, you may ask? Restorative fitness is a combination of stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises that focuses on healing and recovering the body. There are 2 types of recovery workout - Active & Passive.
Active Recovery Workout
Involves activating joints and muscles in ways that allow stretching and releasing of targeted areas.
Passive Recovery Workout
Involves using external equipment, e.g. Foam Roller, to release muscle knots which may have built up overtime.
Through these exercises, it allows oxygen to flow into the muscles, remove waste products and toxins, and to promote muscle cell regeneration.
Most of us come to the gym to push ourselves to our physical limits.This is not necessarily a bad thing. Exercise comes with discipline and consistency. However, over-training without sufficient rest may cause potential damage to your tendons and connective tissue. Exercise does not have to be a form of self-punishment. Take this Heightened-Alert (HA) period to incorporate a different but essential form of wellness into your fitness regime.
Let’s begin on a holistic self-care routine to let our bodies restore, replenish, recover, and come back stronger!