The importance of resting your body is often overlooked in today’s busy lifestyles. It seems, as a society, we have promoted a culture of productivity, efficiency, and high energy lifestyles. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those things, it’s essential that we don’t neglect rest. Having a well-rested body will keep your mind clear and focused. It will also keep your body feeling good and benefit your overall health. Figuring out how to balance rest with your everyday workload can be quite the challenge. We are here to help by offering up different ways of getting rest. Each of these methods can prove beneficial in your efforts toward routinely resting your body.
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I’m writing this with tired eyes and exhausted body…Yesterday was a particularly rough one, starting at 5 am and continuing until 7:15 pm. Three classes, clients through lunch, and just the sheer span of the workday did me in. I didn’t feel great, and I didn’t sleep well, even though I usually sleep like a log. This is the type of day I won’t repeat, and neither should you. Here’s why making time to recover is so important for all of us. Continue reading How to Tell When It’s Time to Recover
Picture this, you’re at your top physical game. You’ve just started your freshmen year of college as a Division I swimmer. You’re excited to represent your school and crank out an amazing year.
But about a month into your season, you begin to experience back pain. You chalk it up to harder practices, increased muscle, and great stress on your body so you push through. Pain is weakness leaving the body right? You wrap up your year with best times and an easy spot on the Conference Championship team.
Welcome back sophomore year! Hard practices yes, the drive to perform well yes, back pain…yes. And it’s worse. But you’re not a newbie anymore, you have to keep your varsity spot on the team so you continue on as normal. You wrap up the year with little improvement, barely make the Conference Championship team and more pain. Continue reading When Mind Over Matter Becomes Dangerous
Go ahead! Take a break! We are giving you full permission to do so. But don’t just curl up on your couch with a bowl of popcorn and binge-watch (insert Netflix series here). Try “leveling up” your rest and relaxation routine with a few of these spa services offered at the club. Not only will you end up feeling refreshed and ready to dive right back into your workout routine, you will also reap quite a few more benefits than that couch would be able to provide! Continue reading Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of a Little “R & R”
There is a malady in exercise that affects new and seasoned exercisers alike. This malady is overtraining and can be harmful for the unsuspecting exerciser. If unrecognized and exercise modification does not occur, overtraining can cause stagnation, decrease in exercise gains or even injury. Overtraining is defined as excessive frequency, volume, or intensity of training, resulting in fatigue (which is due to the lack of proper rest and recovery). Continue reading Are You Overtraining?