If you live an active lifestyle, especially if you’re into a sport, it’s likely you’re going to do some kind of injury to yourself at some point.
Depending on how severe it is, it can take you off your feet for a long time. Sometimes weeks, sometimes months.
This guide is to help you minimise that time as much as possible. We don’t recommend rushing recovery. But with the right steps and help, you can be in fighting fit condition in a lot less time.
Your body is going to take some time to heal. To make sure it doesn’t take even more time, however, you should be giving it everything it needs. Nutrition is a massive part of the body rebuilding process and thus huge to recovery. If it’s muscle injury, protein is going to start playing a key role so be sure you’re including healthy abundance in your diet. But protein’s not all you need. Know the nutrition your body needs and speed up the process.
Vitamins, proteins and minerals do not a person make. You know well by now that we’re all 70% water. So it only makes sense that further fitness lies in getting as much of pure stuff in you as possible. The water in your body helps eradicate waste that will otherwise add to your recovery time and makes it easier to start working out again which is the next important part of getting yourself back to full strength.
Not everyone needs physiotherapy to recover. For a lot of people, resting and gradually introducing themselves to exercise is enough to get better in a timely manner. For those who are part of a sport, however, the top quality of improvement they can get is important. For anyone who wants back in top condition quicker than ever needs to seek out a sports physio specialist.
Catching those z’s is important in every life for a physically fit person, but it’s even more important when you’re on the road to recovery. You need to do whatever you can to avoid hampering your sleep. This means keeping off the monitors and resisting the temptation of the fridge for a few hours before bed. Even if you wake up early, give your body the bed rest it needs. There’s plenty of time in the day to do the active recovery you want. Just don’t detract from the other beneficial parts of the healing cycle.
#5 Trigger points
If you’re using physiotherapy, it’s likely your specialist will already be getting you to practice trigger point release. If not, you’ll have to do it yourself. Trigger point release is also known as self-myofascial release. It’s the act of massaging yourself in a way that’s not only conducive to better exercise but to relaxing your muscles in a way that makes them easier to heal. Learn how to practice self-myofascial release using foam rolling. Not only is it great for recovering, but it helps in preventing future injuries and increasing blood flow as well.