Category: Recovery

5 Apparent Benefits of an Ice Bath for Your Health

Humans have been using hydrotherapy, the therapeutic use of water, to treat various conditions of the body and spirit for centuries. In fact, we can trace the roots of water immersion therapy back to ancient civilizations! In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Western world began exploring the theory that dipping yourself in […]

Top Athlete Recovery Techniques You Can Do at Home

You may have seen images of professional athletes soaking in ice baths or sweating in saunas. Neither of these is very practical for recreational athletes who are simply interested in keeping fit. In fact, recent research suggests that those ice-filled tubs aren’t such a good idea after all. But since recovery is an integral part […]

Injured & Working Out | Working out 1 Side, How To Train Around It & Stay Fit

INJURIES SUCK. There’s no getting around it. Especially when you’re unable to use one of your limbs, whether you’re in a cast, a brace, or just limited by a doctor’s guidance. In one of the videos below, Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., shares how if approached properly (and with your doctor’s approval) there […]

What Is Workout Recovery & Why Is It Important?

A proper fitness regime consists of more than just exercise, it involves many moving parts, each working toward the same goal of healthier, stronger, and growing bodies. Acts of physical movement, proper nutritional intake, and rest, a recovery stage, are essential to maximizing one’s fitness journey. Implementing recovery to your workout routine offers many benefits, […]

Rest & Recovery For Athletes: Tips, Benefits, And Importance

The belief that skipping a couple of workouts a week will set you back a few strides with athletic performance is a myth that has been debunked over and over. Yet many people continue to believe it. Allowing your body to take some time to recover in between workouts and having rest days is a […]

Feeling Muscle Soreness (DOMS) After Workout? Here’s What You Can Do

If you’ve ever been active in your life and have had different workout sessions or have played any sports, you must’ve experienced that muscular soreness and aching that you feel in your entire body afterward, aka DOMS. IT can be confusing what to do with the muscle soreness and be sure if it is a […]

9 Things You May Need After Running A Marathon

Running a marathon is a common exercise goal. It can also be one of the most challenging targets to achieve. The body goes through a lot when running a marathon, so recovering well and fully is crucial to prevent injury.   It is best to come up with a plan for your recovery before you run […]

Best Ways To Support Someone Recovering From An Injury

Injuries can happen at any time. Whether it’s as dramatic as a car accident or as mundane as a slip on the stairs, an injury can seriously derail someone’s plans. The injured person isn’t the only one affected, as someone in the position of caring for an injured loved one will also face challenges as […]

8 Simple Exercises/Stretches for Relieving Shoulder Tension

People who spend most of their day bent over a computer recognize how uncomfortable shoulder tension can be. With the work-from-home model as the norm these days, it’s not strange to catch yourself in a poor sitting posture. If you add the time spent driving to the mix, you end up bearing a lot of […]