Recovery- What is it?

And Why do I need it? 

Recovery comes in many forms.

  • Recovery from training could include the foods that you eat afterward. Supportive foods will help your tired, spent muscles to recover faster than food with little nutritional value.
  • Recovery from training could include your sleep. Your body needs rest in order to repair and replenish.
    Recovery from training could include your water intake. Your body needs extra after a training session even if we don't feel thirsty.
  • Recovery from training could include your vitamins and fish oil (supplements) Things we rely on to help fill in the holes in our nutrition. But they also help to give the body what it needs after we physically spend ourself.
  • Recovery from training could include your practice of stress relief. Since physical training causes stress inside your body you need to actively work to recover. We do this at Get Fit NH with foam rolling, stretching, and using the LaCross ball.

Recovery could be one of these things or all of them. Which one do you think you need to work on most?

To Your best Health,

Coach Nancy


About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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