Strategies and Tips to Recover from Travel, Jet Lag and the Busyness of Daily Life – Part 2

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How can we recover more effectively? In Part 2 of my interview with Bob Troia, we talk more about recovery strategies and what they entail, and the usefulness of heart rate variability as a measurement of nervous system recovery.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Nervous system recovery
  • Using light therapy, percussion therapy, and NormaTec compression boots for recovery
  • The benefits of infrared sauna and cold exposure
  • Breathwork and heart rate variability

Key Takeaways:

  • Cold temperature, in general, has great anti-inflammatory properties for the body, so doing cold exposure knocks down inflammation. But also, it’s training your body to stay calm under stressful conditions.
  • Breathing intentionally is very powerful for positively changing your physiology. There’s breathwork you can do to reset your sympathetic/parasympathetic response.

Action Steps:

  • Submit your body to cold exposure.
  • Try to maintain day to day slow, steady breathing through your nose.

Bob said:

“When we say nervous system recovery… a lot of it is about how do we get the body back.”

“There’s been a lot of research around this concept of heat shock proteins… or the idea that you train and then exposing the body to the heat… So I think if you’re trying to increase muscle growth and all that… it’s said to have benefit for that.”

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