Have you ever woken up really sore or really tired after a couple of days of activity? Have you ever eaten something and felt awful 15-30min after eating it. Our bodies are incredibly intelligent and are always trying to communicate to us about what they need and want. Here are some things to be on the lookout for and what to do if you feel them.
If you’re really sore or tired, it probably is not a good idea to go super hard on your workout. Your body is telling you it needs to recover before taking on any more intensity. You have 2 options on these kinds of days. Option 1, rest! Rest is just as important and exercise. It is during rest and relaxation times that our body repairs and grows itself. Option 2 go easy and use your workout as a recovery session. Do slower, steadier movements and just try to get sweaty! This can be an easy run, bike, or row! Just get some blood moving to help speed up the recovery process! Don’t go hard. There is no need to max out a lift or try to PR your mile time. You need to let your nervous system recover and your body is trying to tell you that. Listen to it and stay healthy and injury free.
If you eat something and feel awful soon after, your body is telling you something about how it interacts with that food. You may have an intolerance to that food or trouble digesting it, resulting in feeling bloated, gassy, nauseous, etc. Foods like this you’ll want to avoid. Your body is telling you that. Feeling bloated and gassy and nauseous is not normal! Foods should not make you feel that way! Additionally, if you get cravings for salty and sweet foods, this can be indicators of hormone imbalances. Pay attention to what you crave and how you feel after you eat it. Your body will give you feedback on what kind of diet you should be eating.
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