The utility of sleeping and resting properly

Marta Domingo

13 May, 2020

Our body and our health need physical activity. It is well known that regular physical activity adapted to each person is essential in a good quality of life. But it is not as well known that as important as physical activity is the subsequent rest and a correct recovery.

Professionals working in sports centers know that many injuries and pathologies occur to go beyond the limits of the body, not recover properly and not have healthy habits. It is the "overtraining syndrome", the result of not planning the physical preparation and its recovery correctly.
Physical activity causes wear and tiredness both at the general and muscular level, which requires periods of recovery that allow improving the physical form and overcoming the previous level. It is the beneficial effect of allowing the muscles to rest.
The effects of training occur during rest after an activity
There are two types of recovery. The immediate and the late. The first is just after the effort and combines a gentle physical activity, stretching, hydration and recharge of glucose. Late recovery requires plenty of hydration during the day, balanced diet with fruits and vegetables, massages and rest.
These recovery processes must take into account the type of activity, the climatology and the age and physical condition of each individual, but as a general rule we say that for a resistance effort 24-48 hours of rest, of force 48-72 hours and less than 10 hours for flexibility activity.
A successful recovery allows effective chain training, an improvement in the results, prevention of injuries and infections, and above all to maintain motivation.
If these guidelines are regularly observed, with good planning of training with the help of specialized professionals, and without exceeding personal capacities, physical activity has only beneficial effects.
If you do not rest when you touch, you will not give up
Not doing so, on the other hand, end up damaging the performance and sometimes the quality of life. When this pathology is detected, the person affected, and always with medical advice, must modify their habits, reduce or suppress workouts, reorganize and improve their rest as well as feeding and sleeping hours.
We are talking about physical activity that is done to enjoy and earn quality of life. You need to know how to train, rest and treat your body correctly. Simple but very effective measures that will guarantee the maximum use and improvement of the general physical condition.

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Marta Domingo

Sports technician of Can Caralleu

Superior Technician of Physical and Sports Activities

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