Active vs Passive Recovery

If you have an active health and wellness plan, then it’s likely that you also have a recovery/rest plan, whether you’re aware of it or not. In many cases, an active recovery plan will help set you up for successful rest and rehabilitation while a passive recovery plan might leave you lacking in more than a few departments.

First, it’s important to hydrate and to ensure you’re eating clean, whole foods, which will help fuel and replenish your body at the right times. Getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep will also help your body repair itself and your mind detoxify itself from the day’s events.

Stretching your body and releasing tension in your muscles and joints is also hugely important. Yoga is your friend during an active recovery day.

Getting a little bit of activity on an active recovery day never hurt anyone, either. You know what they say, “You can’t overtrain, but you can under-recover.” That’s why it’s all the more important to go for a walk or take a hike on an active recovery day, which will give your body the space it needs to recover while also pushing yourself a little bit in order to be productive.

If you have any questions about how an active recovery plan goes hand in hand with chiropractic treatment, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn more.