During winter months, it is often hard to defend yourself against seasonal health problems. Colds, sore throats and flu are the most common and unwelcome guests. Yet there are various ways to strengthen the immune system and thus prevent illness. This article explains the importance of a strong immune system and suggests five measures that can help.
Training with a cold?
When training for a seasonal goal, a cold is rather inconvenient. But there is no point in sticking to a strict training plan. The body needs strength to cope with the infection. Symptoms such as tiredness and weakness must therefore be taken seriously. If you overdo it with your training, you risk serious consequences that require a longer break.
5 Ways to Speed Up Recovery
Training and getting better at sports is simply a matter of stimulating and even damaging muscles and then recovering. It is during recovery that you actually improve. So the natural question is: are there any ways to speed up recovery? Recovering will take time no matter what, but here are a few things you can do to maximize your recovery.
How quickly the various systems in the body recover completely after a workout or competition varies greatly from individual to individual. Here are the factors you need to consider to get the correct amount of recovery in training.
Whether it is illness, injury or just a break from training, every athlete, no matter how committed, is sometimes forced to take time out from training. A temporary load reduction is sometimes necessary. What do you do when you have to take a break and how does that affect your training?
Exercise is healthy and strengthens the body. But in the short term, the immune system is weakened after a hard workout and needs to recover. During this phase, the ‘window’ will be open and the immune system’s defences limited. That’s something to keep in mind.
Although you have consistently followed through with your training program over the last few months, are you in a complete hole and can’t get going again? What to do to get back into the swing of things?
Tired, sluggish and unmotivated – many people often feel exhausted and powerless during the day. A feeling as if the batteries were empty. The reason: energy thieves. They lurk everywhere in everyday life and rob us of our last bit of energy.
Sports Massage for Triathletes
A sports massage can give the athlete a boost before a competition or help them recover afterwards. Used regularly, it enhances performance.
Training in pain is a part of life for many athletes. How can and should an athlete recognize and assess pain?