• PUT DOWN THE NSAIDS
    posted October 10

    Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are impeding your recovery.

    Achy muscles?  Tight shoulders, knees, or hips?  Tennis elbow? Sprained ankle?  NSAIDS such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen aren’t doing you any favors and will actually slow down tissue recovery.

     

    Focus on:

    -         Nutrition (anti-inflammatory paleo diet)

    -         Hydration

    -         Mobilization

    -         Fish oil

    -         Ice & Heat (depending on situation)

    -         Sleep

     

    “But ‘anti-inflammatory’ is right in the name of the drug, why can’t I take it?”

    Because I said so.  Because research says so.  NSAIDS impede tissue recovery, and feel free to check out the research yourself.

     

    “But I’m so sore from the last workout, I need something to help with that.”

    Muscle soreness is caused by insufficient recovery.  After intense workouts, your muscles are hungry for two things: refilling their energy stores and repairing themselves from being broken down.  You need fast-absorbing carbohydrates and amino acids, respectively, to mediate this.  AKA – a banana and a protein shake.  No later than 30 minutes post-workout.

    Stop relying on pharmaceuticals, and simply provide your body with what it needs.

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