Time for recovery?

Recovery isn't just about the day after the gym session or the minutes after the family has gone home for Christmas. Sometimes you're just generally hammy and low. Some simple tips are: schedule in rest days (not just all the to-do's), sleep regularly and find a way to eat that works for you and stick to it. And last but not least - only hang out with people who make you feel good. 

How to recover

To feel good and perform well, recovery is essential. This includes sleep, of course, but also rest, breaks and activities that provide energy. During sleep, the body undergoes a variety of rebuilding processes, and sleep has a major recovery value.

Why do I sleep badly?

Also remember that sleeping poorly is not just a problem. Your body compensates for the lack of sleep the next night by getting deeper, better quality sleep. So you don't have to make up for lost sleep by sleeping the exact amount of sleep you lost. But if you sleep poorly and don't get enough other recovery over a long period, it can be hard on both body and mind.

Lack of recovery - symptoms

Exactly where the line is drawn is, of course, individual. But symptoms that may indicate a long-term lack of recovery include extreme fatigue, sleep disturbance, persistent or recurrent tension headaches, memory problems, mood swings, palpitations and chest pressure. Feel and listen for the warning signs.