Natural Gym Enhancers
Let’s face it – going to the gym is hard enough as it is.
Getting results takes a lot of time, dedication, and effort, and certainly doesn’t happen overnight. The old mantra of eating healthy food and doing regular exercise is certainly true, but what it doesn’t mention is that it always helps to have a little helping hand from time to time.
In fact, no matter how hard you hit that treadmill or how heavy you put the weights, you need to give your body all the help you can when it comes to your post-workout recovery.
Without the proper opportunity to recover and repair, you won’t get results anywhere near as good as when you allow your body to take a break and rejuvenate itself.
So, before you have a big session on the rowing machine, have a look at our top three natural post workout recovery remedies to make sure you’re fully prepped.
Citrus Electrolyte Drink
After a high-intensity cardio session you may find yourself feeling a little dehydrated, having sweated out a good amount of water. Because your body has lost water, your electrolyte levels will be lower than usual which can lead to muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, and cramps.
Needless to say, this isn’t what you need after working out. What you do need is a glass of citrus electrolyte drink to replenish those essential minerals that your body needs.
Using a mixture of lime juice, lemon juice, honey, and sea salt, you can create your own sports recovery drink from the comfort of your own home.
Siberian Root for Physical Exhaustion
One of the effects of strenuous exercise (aside from a bucket-load of sweat) is a feeling of exhaustion afterwards. This can be due to a mixture of dehydration, low blood-sugar levels, and muscle fatigue.
A good accompaniment to the citrus electrolyte drink listed above is Siberian root for physical exhaustion.
Chinese medicine has used the root of Siberian ginseng for centuries as a remedy for restoring vigour, and increasing health and stamina. Ingested after a hard workout, this wonderful ingredient can help restore your body and mind back to focus.
You can find how to make your own Siberian root remedy here.
Lemongrass Muscle Rub
We’ve all experienced a bout of cramps and aches following exercise. When your muscles lock up and you feel all stiff and brittle it’s no fun at all. Sometimes though, it’s just inevitable - a part and parcel of being active.
Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Using one of Mother Nature’s most effective muscle-soothing ingredients will allow you to recover from your exercise in relative comfort.
The lemongrass will relax your muscles with a lasting heat, while the jojoba will help soothe the tension and tightness in the affected area.
Now you have no excuse to put off that jog, avoid that gym session or conveniently ‘forget’ that spin class.