- The reasons you shouldn’t skip your cool down
- Why it’s important to be in the parasympathetic state as much as possible
- The key nutrients needed to help you recover
- How your Immune System can play a role in your recovery
- Why the Liver is important for your recovery
- How to mitigate the effects of inflammation + stress
- Key nutrients needed
- Why recovery is important at any age
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Quotes that made me hum…
Our central nervous system has two main arms.
The sympathetic side is also known as our flight or fight. Adrenalin and cortisol sit in this sympathetic side.
The parasympathetic side is also known as our rest and digest system.
The kicker here is that you can’t be in both at the same time
We need to stress our bodies so they can upgrade.
We also need to mitigate and balance that stress with proper recovery.
Another often overlooked contributor to recovery is the liver.
All of the by products of the degradation and repair of your muscles are processed by the liver. We need this to be in top working order.
In fact as nutritionists your liver function test can tell us a lot about what could be hampering your recovery.
Recovery is also just as important whether we are 15 or 50.
Depending on what type of training you have done and how long that training session has been, you have a defined window of time in which your muscles are open to using the carbohydrate you eat to replenish it’s stores of glycogen.
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