Performance and Recovery Health Tips for Runners

 The Gold Coast Marathon Festival is approaching and there are lots of us that are involved...........we would love more people to come join us!

We believe that everyone is “born to run” ..........some of us just need a bit extra help and a bit extra determination.  With some simple and sensible strategies you can facilitate optimal performance and speedy recovery, allowing you to experience the many health benefits of this shared passion.

The following strategies focus on facilitating muscle recovery, minimising joint wear and tear, increase energy and boost immune system.

Juice

Having a juice is and excellent way of boosting the amount of nutrients in your diet.  The main helpers in this juice are – Vit C, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, B Vitamins, Iron, Vit A.  Tumeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and promotes liver and digestive functions of the body.

Suggested combo - Carrots, Beetroot, Lime, Tumeric  Root, Ginger Root, Greens (silverbeet, kale etc)

Stretching

The aim of stretching is to stimulate relaxation and lengthening of your muscles.  This is achieved by frequently sending messages from the muscles to the brain and back to the muscles to stimulate change.  So stretching should be completed every day and each stretch only needs to be for about 10 seconds.  Choose the major muscle groups involved in running, calf, hamstring, quads, gluts lower back.....that should only take you 60 seconds morning and night.  Please feel free to ask us if you need help with any of the stretches.

Balneotherapy

The good old bath!  Bathing is an ancient healing modality which assists in transdermal absorption of minerals (through the skin) and has a very calming effect on our nervous system.......which aids in recovery and repair.  The Epsom salt Crystals in SOOTHE target stress and soreness in the body, boosting post-exercise recovery rate.  Added supporting nutrients Glucosamine Sulphate and MSM ease sore muscles and help to relax your body.  Natural herbs Tumeric, Devil’s claw and Willow bark are also strong soothing agents for the muscles and joints.

The blend contains the warming essential oils of ginger, nutmeg, cedarwood and clove. Known for their soothing properties, these oils can remove tension, calm nerves and circulate warmth into the whole body.  www.embodyspa.com.au (Available at Health Central)

 

Please feel free to ask any questions about any of this info.............happy running!

Jac