A Primer on Active Recovery

You may have heard of “Active Recovery” and might pass it off as a buzzword, but it’s actually a great method of staying active while rehabilitating from heavy workouts like running and lifting weights. When engaging in active recovery, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

Rethink Your Recovery Days

If your recovery days include hours of Netflix while lying on the couch, then maybe it’s time to rethink your off days. Go on a hike or take a yoga class and you’ll be engaging in active recovery. Your body will still be able to recover from a strenuous activity from the day before, you’ll just also be getting fresh air and (in the case of yoga) you’ll also be giving your body intense stretching and joint relief.

Enjoy the Day; Enjoy the Ride

The whole point of active recovery is to take your time. If you’re on a hike, take a stop and read a book while sitting against a tree. If you’re in a yoga class, take extra time to engage in that super yummy pose you love so much that hits all the right spots.

Add Chiropractic to Your Active Recovery Plan

Chiropractic treatments are a killer combo when paired with active recovery and an active lifestyle. Chiropractic treatments will help with all-natural, drug-free pain relief, not to mention loosen up the body and have your brain firing on all cylinders. There are countless health benefits to chiropractic treatments that you have to experience to truly understand. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to learn more about who we are and what we do.

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