If you are at all health conscious, you know that regular exercise is essential to overall health and wellness. With so many options for exercise available, there really are no excuses. Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, CrossFit…the options are endless. The main thing is to elevate your heart rate for several minutes each week, challenge all your major muscles on some level at least once or twice a week, and to stretch your joints on a regular basis.
However, beyond cardio, strength and flexibility, there is a fourth element of training that is too often overlooked…Recovery!
What is Recovery and Why Does It Matter?
While cardio, strength training and stretching challenge your body to become fitter, the actual adaptations take place during rest. When you overload your body’s systems during exercise, you do mild damage to your muscle tissue. That damage then triggers an adaptation response that enables you to grow stronger.
During the recovery period after exercise, several adaptations take place:
- Muscle and connective tissue heal
- Chemical byproducts of exercise are eliminated
- Muscle pain and inflammation subside
- Muscles are replenished with enzymes and fuel
- New cell tissue is generated within muscles
Failure to give yourself adequate recovery time between workouts can result in:
- Muscle soreness and weakness
- Poor exercise performance
- Decrease in appetite
- Increased risk of infection
- Poor quality and quantity of sleep
- Gastrointestinal abnormalities
Whole Body Cryotherapy for Maximal Recovery
Local application Cryotherapy and WBC is one of the best ways to ensure your body recovers fully from exercise. A WBC session after your workout will accelerate the recovery process, reduce pain and inflammation, and restore vital nutrients to your cells. You will leave your session feeling energized, and many people report more productive sleep after a WBC session, meaning your body will have extra recovery time while you sleep.
To maximize your post-workout recovery, visit Advanced Cryo NYC in the heart of trendy SoHo. Our trained clinicians will guide you through your WBC session to ensure maximal safety. While visiting Advanced Cryo NYC, be sure to browse our unique menu of services, geared to total health, wellness and beauty.