Are you looking for an edge? Quicker recovery leads to better performance.
Athletes know the importance of eating well, getting enough sleep, and regular training sessions. And if you really know what is going on inside your body, you know there is more that you can do between those training sessions. Let’s explore how spinal alignment, blood, oxygen, nutrients and the cycle of circulation is so important for athletes, in particular.
Your body is a hard working and amazingly designed machine that is at work while you are working, playing and sleeping. Your cardiovascular system supplies nutrients and oxygen to 50 trillion cells throughout your body and carries out carbon dioxide and waste products through your veins and lymphatics. Your heart plays a critical role and acts like a pump. The better that pump works, the better you feel.
Strong circulation is linked to improved metabolism, better immune system, a stabilized body temperature, and enhanced mental performance. Poor circulation can lead to a host of problems including fatigue, tingling and numbness, muscle cramps, and dizziness.
How does circulation affect your muscles?
Circulation is supported by an active lifestyle, so if you are active on a regular basis you are way ahead of the typical population. Maintaining blood flow is even more important for athletes, though. As you exercise your body requires more energy, which you get by way of oxygen in the blood. To help this, your heart rate increases along with your breathing and your body knows what to do with this activity. At some point all of this begins to slow down and it starts to create lactic acid. Good blood flow and circulation helps to move the lactic acid out of the body and keep muscle cramps away or minimal.
After vigorous workouts, you may feel a bit exhausted, and at this point your body is in oxygen debt. With the right habits and lifestyle choices, here are some additional ways to optimize your performance, accelerate recovery time, and enhance muscle performance:
1. Focus on circulation-boosting nutrition. Take Omega 3 fish oil and eat avocados, fatty fish, iron rich spinach, sweet potatoes, nuts, and citrus fruits.
2. Drink more water.
3. Increase cardiovascular exercise. This includes regular aerobic exercise and endurance training.
4. Incorporate PEMF Therapy such as BEMER to stimulate healthy muscles and temporarily increase blood circulation thanks to specific waveforms and frequencies.
5. Get regular spinal checkups to decrease stress on the nervous system and optimize the body’s performance.
6. Use Advanced Muscle Integration Technique treatments to prevent injuries and improve balance and muscle performance.
To learn more about the BEMER GO unit and Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) and how they can help you maximize your performance and accelerate recovery time, reduce aches and pains and combat stress, call 480-325-6577. At Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, the Doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists and Certified AMIT practitioners serving athletes and families for over 21 years. Find that edge to put you ahead of the crowd -- call today!