Recovery is when we let our body and mind rest and return to a normal state of good health after a workout. In today’s Fitness Play of the Day from the Ripken Playbook, you will learn how recovery is just as important, if not more important, than exercise. Knowing when and how hard to push yourself without overworking your body is something that you will learn the more you exercise and listen to your body’s reactions. Remember, we want to always work hard as we exercise and allow ourselves time to recover, too!
- Healthy Choices, Healthy Children -- Fitness edition (page 21)
Recharge & Recover
Brainstorm a few ways that you already let your mind and body recover after exercise. With a friend or family member, brainstorm three to five new ways to incorporate recovery into your exercise routine.
Challenge: Implement your recovery ideas and/or these three key recovery tactics into your daily workout routine. Track your progress on a calendar!
- Sleep 6-8 hours each night
- Drink 8 glasses of water each day
- Be sure to take at least two days each week to rest and relax. Your body needs “off days” to recover so that you can continue to get strong!
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