Relax properly after training
by John Harris Fitness
Rest is essential for our muscles. Only if we regularly give them enough time to relax can we keep our body properly fit. However, recovery time can vary greatly and depends on age, gender, training condition, diet and intensity of training. Older athletes take longer to regenerate than younger ones. People with a very good training condition can recover faster than casual athletes. Women usually recover faster than men. The state of health should also be taken into account. After an infection, it can sometimes take several weeks for the body to return to the same starting point as before, so it is best to start slowly again.
Sleep and diet
A healthy diet with sufficient fruits and vegetables, fiber, proteins and high-quality carbohydrates is the basis of a vital body and supports regeneration. Also make sure to get enough sleep, otherwise your fitness will always be at half-mast and you won't have enough power for your workout.
The first 30 minutes after exercise are especially important. The body wants to replenish its carbohydrate and protein stores quickly. A delayed supply can have a negative effect on the recovery time. Smallest injuries in the muscle, which are caused by the load, can be repaired by the body immediately, if you give it the necessary material for it. You can get the nutrients you need with the right foods right after exercise. However, many people are not hungry so soon after training. The ideal way to absorb the important substances is through special shakes. Our in-house John Harris Recover Shake offers high-quality multi-component protein as well as numerous vitamins and substances that have a positive effect on the regeneration time and protect muscles and joints.
Regeneration with sport
You can also relax by completing your workout with a session of yoga or qigong. The light and calm form of exercise lets your body slowly come down again.
After an intense workout, once your body is at rest again, it helps to stimulate your metabolism to shorten recovery time. A massage, a warm shower or a sauna session can work wonders. At John Harris, you can go to the wellness area directly after your workout to enjoy this program.
Set points of rest in your everyday life
To promote your general well-being and to clear your head, it helps to regularly take short breaks in your everyday life. For example, a walk in the fresh air or meditation can give you back the necessary peace and relaxation and boost your athletic performance.
Just pay attention to how you feel in everyday life. Are you balanced and able to keep a cool head? Do you feel vital? If not, then maybe it's time to actively focus on your regeneration.