REST & RECOVERY / by Telluride FUEL

Do you know that in addition to physical conditioning and healthy eating, sleep plays a major role in athletic performance and competitive results? Whether you are training for an actual event or the event of life, Rest is important. The quality and amount of sleep athletes get is often the key to being on top of your game. 

REM sleep, in particular, provides energy to both the brain and body. If sleep is cut short, the body doesn't have time to repair memory, consolidate memory, and release hormones.

Recovery refers to techniques and actions taken to maximize your body's repair. These include hydration, nutrition, posture, heat, ice, stretching, self-myofascial release, stress management, compression, and time spent standing versus sitting versus lying down. 

Recovery is multifaceted and encompasses more than just muscle repair. Recovery involves chemical and hormonal balance, nervous system repair, mental state, and more.

In addition, some research suggests that sleep deprivation increases levels of stress hormone, cortisol. Sleep deprivation has also been seen to decrease production of glycogen and carbohydrates that are stored for energy use during physical activity. In short, less sleep increases the possibility of  fatigue, low energy, weight gain and poor focus.

Team TellurideFUEL will be practicing Rest & Recovery from April 1-16th.

Gym access will remain active if your membership type allows.