Bone broth and exercise. While they may seem an unlikely pair, they are in fact an ideal couple. Think Brangelina, Kim and Kanye, Miley and Liam. They’re the kind of celebrity couples that are super popular amongst we, the public, because they just work so well together. Likewise, bone broth and exercise are two things that work incredibly well to support each other.
Exercise is a massive part of daily life for many of us. Whether you’re into heavy triathlon training, you prefer doing casual laps at the pool or group classes get you going, letting your body recover properly is essential. That’s where bone broth comes in and immediately steps up. It is the perfect post workout buddy. Having a post workout recovery routine is just as important as working up the motivation to work out in the first place. It is crucial to muscle and tissue repair and strength building. A great way to boost that post workout recovery is by consuming bone broth after your latest gym sesh.
The beauty of bone broth is that it comes with a multitude of key benefits that can assist a post workout recovery. It contains a good dose of electrolytes in the form of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and phosphorus. Consuming these in liquid form means they are easily absorbed by our bodies. Bone broth is also rich in nutrients, vitamins and gelatines that boost the bodies immunity and it’s healing capabilities.
As far as workout recoveries go, bone broth also;
- Supports joint health and recovery through its high level of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)
- Is rich in glycine and therefore is a great detoxing agent
- Is rich in gelatine and helps boost collagen levels
- Can fight inflammation through the presence of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, potassium and glucosamine
- Contains amino acids that help rebuild and repair muscle and tissue damage
- Gives a huge hit of protein to help repair damaged muscles, tendons and joints
Now, while bone broth is an awesome addition to your post workout routine, by no means am I suggesting that it should be the only element to that routine. Like anything in life balance is key. The combination of a few amazing and wonderful things will have you walking with a skip in your step in no time.
Other post workout recommendations include;
- Replace lost fluids by drinking lots of water, or an extra cup of bone broth!
- Help your muscles repair and refuel through gentle movement
- Stretch! Stretching after a workout helps your muscles recover
- Allow your body some downtime. Get some shut eye. Sleep is healing for the mind and for the body
- Space out your workouts or alternate your focus muscles each day. Muscles need anywhere between 24 and 48 hours to recover and rebuild.
So, if you're looking to maximise your time in the gym, at the pool or on the track, consider the notion that you can also do that after the fact. Sure, go hard, train fast, push yourself. But also allow your body the recovery it so desperately needs. Not only will you feel better, you’ll probably see significant changes in your body’s physical response to exercise. The power of healing is a wonderful thing.
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