If you want to take your training to the next level, you might want to turn your focus to your recovery techniques. Recovery is extremely important for your mind and body. It can help prevent injuries and lessen down time so you can get back in the game fast! Almost every successful athlete has a recovery routine that they follow to help maximize their performance.

With many different ways to help aid the recovery process, probably the most important is sleep and sufficient rest time. A number of athletes tend to push their bodies past their limits and getting proper rest allows the muscles in the body to repair and rebuild. Taking time to ensure you get proper sleep and rest is important for staying mentally sharp and keeping cognitive ability high.

Knowing what to eat to properly refuel your body after exerting a large amount of energy is very important. Ingesting proteins help rebuild and strengthen muscles, water and electrolytes help replenish the body and a proper diet help keep the body running at top performance. A key step to muscle recovery is to reduce inflammation by cutting out foods that cause inflammation. (repeat of inflammation close together, like what foods? Don’t know if it’s helpful in the blog)

Along with proper rest and sleep, a cool down exercise is an important technique to focus on immediately after training. Post training exercises are important for moving lactic acid out of the muscles to reduce soreness, maintain flexibility and prevent injury. Whether its yoga, stretching or any other cool down exercise, engage in a proper cool down to start the healing process.

In contact sports, injuries are almost unavoidable. Taking an impact hit to the body can cause strains, sprains, bruising and inflammation. Seek medical attention immediately if you get hurt while exercising. Applying ice within 24 hours of an injury will reduce inflammation and will promote a faster recovery. Over exertion and repetitive impact, like an ultra-runner would experience, can cause inflammation after long periods of exercise and it is imperative to reduce so the body can start the healing process.

Recently, athletes of all kinds have been incorporating CBD, a compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant, into their recovery routine to help manage inflammation within the body and hopefully reduce their recovery time. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties by binding to certain receptors in our Endocannabinoid System, Cannabidiol (CBD) is said to help with reducing inflammation in the body, assisting your recovery. These days CBD is becoming more and more common to consumers as you can find it almost anywhere and in a variety of different forms.

There are a couple of different ways to receive the benefits of CBD. Let’s focus on two of the most popular methods, ingesting and topically. Ingesting CBD, whether its in gummies, treats, drinks or oils may help with more general, full body anti inflammatory purposes as opposed to finding relief topically which is more of a spot treatment. Topicals can include oils, salves, lotions and transdermal patches. When you are using a topical product, you will want to apply it directly to the injured area.  

The different ways to attain benefits from CBD is all user preference. Whether its ingested or applied topically you should find a company utilizes 3rd party testing to ensure cannabinoid content and one that uses high-quality natural ingredients, including premium CBD extract from organically grown Hemp plants.

At 5280Holistics all of our products are 3rd party tested and we only use the highest quality Broad-Spectrum CBD from organically grown hemp and all-natural ingredients. Our CBD muscle relief rubs and roll-on are smooth hydrating lotions instead of greasy, oily salves. Along with key ingredients, our water and aloe-based relief rubs will penetrate the skin better, allowing ingredients to reach deep under the skin for maximum results. Visit 5280Holistics to find out what we can help you conquer today!

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