17 June 2015
Listen to your body!
Three Signs your body
is trying to tell you something and what to do about it.
It’s mid-afternoon and your head gets hot, a
slight headache starts and you crave food, something, anything. Your lips are
chapped, skin is dry and you feel fatigued. How will you finish the day at this
rate? Coffee, half moon cookies, diet soda, naptime?
Your body is telling you: I NEED WATER.
STAT. ASAP. RIGHT, MEOW! Chapped lips and a headache are the first signs of
dehydration. Make sure you’re drinking the recommended amount of water each
day, which is typically at a bare minimum half your bodyweight in ounces per
day—and even more as it starts to get H-O-T!
It’s 9am and you just want to sit in your chair
at your desk and have your students come to you with their questions. Maybe you
even roll yourself around in your swivel chair from your desk to a student’s so
you don’t have to muster the energy to stand up. You’ve already had your usual
2-4 cups of coffee but for some reason the caffeine just isn’t kicking in
body is telling you: I NEED SLEEP! GO TO BED EARLY ENOUGH TO GET 7-9 HOURS EACH
NIGHT. Sleep is vital, especially with hard-hitting workouts that we’ve had
at 7VCF these past few days. During a deep sleep your body systems have a
chance to recover and re-boot for the day ahead. You’ll be less susceptible to
colds, flu, and other infections AND you’ll be more coordinated and alert
during your workouts.
Everything hurts. It’s hard to blowdry your
hair, to bend over to put on your socks, and even to get in and out of the car.
Your buns hurt, your back is tight and your arms feel like dead weight. Whoa.
Your body could be telling you: A. The lactic acid struggle is real! Try some post-wod cool downs! This can
be some light work using a variety of muscle groups. Go for a light row, short
jog, do some dynamic stretching, or even static stretching. Moving around at a lower intensity after a demanding WOD is the first stage of recovery for the muscles you've just used.
Workout of the Day
Posted on Tue, June 16, 2015
by Dana Soprano