High performers are adding brain fitness and meditation in their post-workout recovery. The benefits of meditation in your life are well known. Among other benefits, meditation provides less stress, increased focus, and to simply be in the present moment. But meditation is just a piece of brain fitness. Implementing brain fitness into your post-workout recovery can allow you to perform at your best. Balanced Fitness For An Optimal Life A well-rounded fitness regime is important. Physical fitness can be lopsided: you can train only the core, ignoring cardio. Or, you can focus solely on strength training, ignoring endurance and stretching. A brain fitness regime also can be unbalanced. You could focus too much on preventing memory loss, to the exclusion of meditation. Alternately, you could train only one brainwave while lacking in other brainwave state entrainment. (Learn more about brain fitness here). A balanced fitness regime-both in mind and body is integral to living at a peak state. Both brain and physical fitness are an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Why is recovery important in your fitness regime?Recovery is integral to healing your body. A good recovery allows for harder workouts, better endurance, increased strength or breath training and more. Post-workout recovery is not “one size fits all”. Exercise can cause physical stress to your muscles and other bodily systems, therefore it’s important to destress to accelerate your physical recovery. Examples of recovery can include:
- guided meditations
- hyperbaric therapy