Injury and Recovery
Are you doing everything in your power to stay healthy? Do you eat nutritious whole foods and get a solid 8 hours of sleep? What about meditating and looking after your head space? We’re all familiar with the benefits of such positive habits, but what if I told you there was a pesky silent assassin that puts all of this in vain.
Keeping your body in top condition is essential for you to succeed in the industry. When it comes to exercising many people forget to stretch afterwards, this therefore causes the muscles to tense up and increases the effect of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Stretching can also prevent further injuries after exercising and help speed up the recovery process.
Ever done a set of heavy squats or deadlifts only to have your SI joint flare up? Do you find yourself rolling your legs side to side trying to alleviate the pain? How about waking up after a terrible night’s sleep due to an on-going irritation in your lower back? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Recovery is all about making sure that after high intensity training or competition, you can get up the next day and perform at the same level. Whether you are working in the film industry or not here are some tips from Tom Lowes to help you optimise recovery and maintain physical and mental performance.
In this article we are going to look at how nutrition can help optimize recovery from a bone fracture. We have used similar tactics outlined in this article to help stunt performers recover well from injury when the unexpected happens.
So – you don’t need me to tell you how it important it is that you breathe, I‘m sure you get that. But how does the way we breathe effect our physiology, and can certain breathing techniques have a positive impact on key areas of your health like sleep, digestion, hormone balance and so forth.