What Really Happens to Your Body When you Workout?
You turned off that early morning alarm clock, got up before the sun, threw on your workout gear and got an amazing sweat in… All before heading into work. While it feels great to workout and even better when you’re finished, what actually happens to your body during and after exercising, and how to make sure you’re replenishing it properly after? We do.
We’re going to break down what happens to your body depending on the workout type, and the specific Resilience CBD product you should use to recover after.
There are a variety of different reasons people may not be getting enough sleep. Whether you have a late night in the office, binge-watch your favorite late-night show, or feel that there just aren’t enough hours in a day, it’s really important to start prioritizing sleep for your overall health and wellbeing.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU RUN
Running is a physical and mental challenge, but the good news is, you’ll experience drastic improvements the more you do it. For beginner runners or at the start of a run, you’ll experience a very high heart rate and shortness of breath. What’s happening here? You’re breathing in oxygen through your lungs and to your bloodstream. Then the oxygenated blood is pumped into the muscles.
While you’re working to send oxygen to your muscles, cells are working to pull glucose from your blood which lowers your blood sugar. As this process continues and you sustain a solid pace, your muscles will begin releasing lactic acid, and your body temperature will go up, producing that nice burn and sweat.
As you continue developing your endurance, you’re also developing your slow-twitch muscles (the muscle fiber that contracts slowly during sustained physical activity) and boosting blood circulation to your muscles.
HOW TO RECOVER FROM A RUN
Running can really take a toll on the body from a physical standpoint. Runner’s knee, stress fractures, and hip and ankle injuries are no strangers to the everyday runner.
The constant wear and tear can be especially tough on the joints. On top of wearing the right running shoes and correcting your form to prevent these injuries, it’s important you stay on top of your recovery so they don’t worsen over time. Taking Resilience CBD oils each day will help in contributing to a more active Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsible for producing endocannabinoids that work to regulate stress, eating and sleeping patterns, and most importantly, inflammation levels.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU LIFT WEIGHTS
Lifting weights is one of the best ways to build muscles, burn calories, protect your bones, reduce back pain, and much more. But like running, it also puts a lot of stress on the body, here’s how:
When you drop to that squat, curl that dumbbell, and press that kettlebell you’re giving yourself a nice burn, and also creating tiny tears in your muscles. This is your body’s response to the added stress. This is called delayed onset muscle soreness and will last for about 2-3 days. Your body also builds up lactic acid– this is a byproduct of muscle metabolism– this also causes muscle soreness and irritation.
Through healing and recovery, your body builds more muscle, increasing your muscle size and strength. Keep reading for a Resilience Recovery from weight lifting.
HOW TO RECOVER FROM LIFTING WEIGHTS
As mentioned, lifting weights can cause acute soreness that is not only painful but can also prevent you from hitting the gym day after day.
Resilience CBD Sports Cream is the recommended product for athletes who lift weights on a regular basis. Our Sports Cream is designed for powerful, maximum pain relief. It’s made with shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil that replenishes the skin, while menthol, Arnica, a natural anti-inflammatory, and CBD actively work to target and relieve pain points.
When applied topically, CBD does not enter the bloodstream– resulting in more targeted, localized relief. Because attacks a localized area, Resilience CBD Topicals work instantly to alleviate soreness or chronic pain points.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY DURING YOGA
The truth is, yoga itself is a recovery tool! When you practice yoga, like other exercises, your blood flow increases. Increased blood flow helps to deliver oxygen to your muscles, strengthens the muscles, and allows them to recover quickly.
The focus on breathing patterns in yoga also works to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system actually works to counteract our stress levels. This is great for the heart, reducing the heart rate and blood pressure.
Lastly, when you practice yoga, you’re stretching your muscles, which helps build strength and mobility. You can read all about how Yoga and CBD are a great pair in this blog.
Resilience CBD Body Lotion will help to physically relax the body. It’s infused with replenishing ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, and coconut oil, but the CBD and essential oils will work wonders for your yoga routine. Lemongrass is a growing tool in aromatherapy to help relieve stress and anxiety, while CBD will help to alleviate physical tension.
How can you further your yoga practices with CBD and also promote recovery? Taking CBD oils will help to reduce stress levels, relieve chronic pain points that may keep you from stretching fully, and promote the focus you need in class. Post-class, it will help in reducing soreness and give you that good night’s sleep your body needs.
Written by: Michael Tatz | Linkedin
Michael Tatz is the Co-Founder of Resilience CBD, and a passionate leader in the health & fitness world helping others rise to and crush their wildest goals. A former Division 1 college wrestler, Army Officer, and investment manager at Goldman Sachs, he has pushed his body and mind to the limits on the mats, dressed in camo, and in the boardroom.
Today, he spends his time leading Resilience CBD to develop the absolute best recovery products for athletes everywhere. Resilience was founded after CBD personally impacted Michael’s life, and the brand was built to partner with everyday athletes in pursuit of conquering their most difficult challenges, rebounding after their toughest performances, and rising to their goals that once seemed impossible.
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