How much does the way your body feels affect your…
It is very challenging to complete tasks, have a pleasant attitude, get out of bed, and stay alert when your back aches or your whole body is sore from your training session. Those are all signs of poor recovery.
Last week we talked about Recovery and how important it is to incorporate into your life. The reasons I listed above is EXACTLY why recovery should be a priority. When you don’t use the tools to recover from your daily stressors then you will struggle to continue to THRIVE.
So let’s dive deeper into SLEEP. You should try to get 7-9 hours of quality sleep a night. I get it, life happens and it can be difficult to get 7-9 hours of sleep in a night. That can be achieved by creating a nighttime routine that includes:
-turning off electronic devices
Yes, getting to sleep is only half the battle. You might have a GREAT nighttime routine, but may toss and turn at night worrying about work, the future of the world, your training session or your child who is late for curfew. All of which can cause your quality of sleep to take a hit. Which resonates throughout your body the next morning.
This is where your morning movement routine helps aid in your recovery. You can complete an inventory of how you are feeling, how your sleep truly was and what your body can handle for the day.
Being a working mother of 4 kids I know the difficulties of getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep. I also know that on the days the quality of sleep isn’t very good my morning movement routine becomes even more important.
Make your recovery a priority, start small in changing your nighttime and morning routines and make it a habit!
Your body will thank you for it!
Have a GREAT night.
Eat well, move often, be grateful, and do it repeatedly!
Laura Wilkerson & Edge Fitness