When it comes to meeting your fitness goals, there is a popular saying among the fitness community that you cannot out-train your fork, meaning exercise without proper nutrition is like fighting a losing battle. The same goes for recovery from exercise. No matter how hard you hit the gym, without adequate recovery and proper nutrition, you have more pain than gain.
Fortunately, we live in an age where we have easy access to nutritious food, and technology has made recovery from sports and exercise a breeze. It all comes down to making the best choices that lead to your desired outcomes.
Three things you can do now to bring balance to your health and fitness routine include cryotherapy for recovery, a diet rich in superfoods, and supplemental micronutrients to maximize your nutrient levels.
Whole Body Cryotherapy
Cold therapy has been used for centuries to treat injuries and sore muscles, and it is still a first line of defense for treating soft tissue injuries. However, thanks to technology, gone are the days of soaking in an ice bath or sitting on a bag of frozen peas.
Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) gives you all the benefits of icing without the inconvenience and discomfort of an ice bath. With WBC, you simply step into a cryochamber and allow chilled nitrogen gas to drop your superficial body temperature to below freezing.
After only three minutes in the cryochamber, you gain all the benefits of icing, including:
- reduced inflammation
- pain relief
- improved circulation
- elevated metabolism
- reduced toxins
- improved mood
Cryotherapy before a workout can improve performance, and after a workout it can promote cellular healing and a faster metabolism, meaning you will burn more calories all day long.
Superfoods are simply foods that have an extraordinarily high amount of nutritional value. Processed and fast foods are often full of chemicals and empty calories, with few vitamins, minerals or live enzymes. Superfoods on the other hand are loaded with micronutrients your body needs to function at its peak, while being low in calories and high in fiber.
In the past, superfoods were only available on a seasonal basis, but thanks to global shipping, today many superfoods are available year-round.
Some examples of superfoods include:
- fresh berries
- grass fed beef
- dozens of other types of fresh whole foods
Why eat junk food, when superfoods are so easy to come by?
Micronutrient IV Therapy
Despite the fact that nutritious foods are abundant and affordable, your body has nutritional needs that cannot always be met through diet, especially if you are watching your calories and training hard. Micronutrients play many important roles in your body, including:
- immune system support
- improved reproductive health
- support for muscle cells
- promotion of bone health
- function of internal organs
- reversal of negative effects of lifestyle stress
- reversal of negative effects of environmental pollutants
Micronutrient IV therapy is designed to boost your nutritional status by infusing micronutrients directly into your blood stream. From there, they are rapidly carried to the cells throughout your body, where they can go to work immediately to provide support and help restore depleted tissues and organs.
When you eat food, no matter how healthy, not all of it gets absorbed in your digestive tract, and valuable nutrients often move right through your system without ever reaching your cells. Even vitamin tablets do not always get broken down and absorbed. Micronutrient IV therapy bypasses your digestive tract, delivering nutrients directly into your body where they can migrate to the cells and organs where they are most needed.
WBC and IV Therapy in NYC
To promote muscle recovery and restore micronutrients for total health and wellness, you need look no further than Advanced Cryo NYC in historic and trendy SoHo. Our skilled clinicians will assist you in selecting the micronutrient cocktail that best meets your needs, and they will guide you through your first WBC session.
When you visit Advanced Cryo’s spa-like clinic, be sure to ask about our unique menu of treatments and therapies. At Advanced Cryo NYC, we are dedicated to keeping you healthy, well and beautiful, all year round.