We are all working longer and harder for less with he ultimate cost being our own health and well being with many finding their energy levels well and truly depleted. Recovering from modern life can be a real challenge. Thankfully there are many factors in life that can be modified to help us become true survivor both in terms of lifestyle and even hi-tech innovations to help to get up in the morning after a good night’s sleep.
Recovery has been a big buzz term in the fitness industry for some time and a label that continues to add value amongst athletes pushing themselves to the very limit on a daily basis. However with sport nutrition spreading into the mainstream, the recovery nutrition can leave many consumers confused and unsure as to which products make up with category, their ingredients and their exact function.
Two ingredients that have been scientifically proven to support recovery. Consuming products after exercise that contain easy to absorb protein ingredients can speed up recovery from muscle hypertrophy and cherry juice which acts as a potent anti-inflammatory, enables exercisers to return to a regime and peak performance more quickly. A final and often neglected aspect of a recovery within a fitness regime is pre and post workout stretching. We speak to Dave Copeland about the application of facial stretch therapy in sports and fitness.