Recovery- The Forgotten part of fitness
Most if us, have pulled up sore after exercising. The first step in the morning ......... Ohhhhh crap!
Recovery plays a huge part in the results we get from exercising. When we sleep better, we recovery better. No ohh crap. Use these 3 tips for better sleep tonight
1. Timing your food intake- Eating the majority of your protein in the morning/afternoon and have your dinner with some carbohydrates (fruit/vegetables, not sugar) which should aid in maintaining a proper Circadian rhythm.
2. Manipulate light exposure- Manipulating light exposure for brighter white/blue/green lights in the morning and dimmer red/pink lights (or just darkness) at night definitely does helps in maintaining a proper sleep cycle.
3. Supplement with Melatonin- This is a naturally occurring substance in the body, but supplementing melatonin can help to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep. I take this every night without side effects, and it works for me. (Since the FDA does not regulate supplements, there may be inconsistencies in brands, so if one doesn’t seem to help, you might try another brand.)