Most people have the typical “unquiet mind” that never seems to relax. Even when those of us are occupied with long bike rides, a light jog, or cooking a new healthy recipe from Hutchinson Regional’s careful selection, my brain is distracted by anxiety. “Am I prepared for that meeting?” “What did it mean when that person said X to me?” or even “Will there be any cauliflower rice at the store tomorrow? What do I do if there isn’t any?”
How often do you end up lying wide awake in your bed? With plenty of thoughts rushing through your mind about what time you have to get up, and exactly how many minutes of sleep you’ll be able to get if you fall asleep right that second, which we all know usually doesn’t happen, but how do we solve that? Pilates is one of the most recommended home remedies to help you calm down, ease your mind and even improve your circulation.
Here are a few positions you can try at home to help relieve your worries and get a good night’s rest:
Strength training and its benefits are all about balancing stress and recovery. Every time you perform a strength exercise, you create microscopic tears in the muscles you’ve worked. So when you take some time off from working that muscle, the fibers begin to repair themselves and come back stronger than they were before. On the flip side, if you tax the same muscles every day, you aren’t supplying them with the time they need to actually become stronger. Instead, you’ll risk overtraining and lackluster results.