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Time for recovery?

Recovery is not just about the day after the gym session or the minutes after the family has gone home on Christmas Eve. Sometimes you are just generally droopy and low. Some simple tips are: to plan rest days (not just all to-do's), sleep regularly and find a way of eating that suits you and stick to it. And last but not least – only spend time with people who make you feel good.

That's how you recover

To be able to feel good and perform, recovery is essential. Partly, of course, it consists of sleep, but also of rest, breaks and activities that give energy. During sleep, a variety of building processes take place in the body, and sleep has great recovery value.

Why do I sleep badly?

Also keep in mind that sleeping poorly is not just a problem. Your body compensates for the lack of sleep the next night by getting deeper and better quality sleep. So you don't have to make up for lost sleep by sleeping to catch up with exactly the sleep you lost. But if you sleep poorly and don't get enough other recovery for a longer period, it can be tiring for both body and soul.

Lack of recovery - symptoms

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