10 Day of Body & Mind Recovery Series, Day 7: Active Recovery
Movement, leisure walking, hobbies, enjoyable physical activity, light movement, yoga, tai chi.
What active Recovery does is keep blood flow going through the body, and this helps with repairing sore and tender muscles.
Have you ever noticed that if you sit for longer periods of time you become stiff?
If you’ve done so the day or two after an intense workout you may have found you’re even tighter once you get up and going.
But, you don’t have to bust your butt to recover. In fact, light movement is going to help with balancing hormones, like those involved with the stress response, and when stress is managed recovery improves.
So work in regular active Recovery on your off training days and some later on on days you do train as well.