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There is that famous saying about those that prepare, succeed.

Have you ever experienced this??  The idea of prep used to make me run for the hills, thinking it would be the end of my spontaneous days!!!  Now I have experienced that when I prep ahead, I actually get more freedom.

And this couldn't be more true than for our physical bodies.  

So many 1:1 clients come to see me because they don't feel as resilient in their muscles as they used to...and I abolutely love letting them know that there is soooo much we can do to get the bounce back into their body.  We don't have to accept most of the ageing processes ;-)

So what are these golden nuggets that could expand the youth of our muscles?  Grab your mat & a big glass of water...let's get down to a couple of my most useful strategies of preparing your body for your best day ever...the night before.  (For morning routines see here.)

1. Repair

If there was one supplement I recommend to most clients, it is Magnesium.  Magnesium helps in over 300 reactions in the body, including muscle repair, recovery & good sleep.  It is vital for anyone who works out, or has a lot of stress, or isn't sleeping well.  The types of magnesium I often recommend is either powdered - like the one I take 'Fem-Balance' by Nutri.  Powdered magnesium is very 'bio-available' which means your cells know what it is & can uptake it really well.  

For some, I recommend a magnesium spray directly onto their muscles.  I love the range by Seven Minerals as they add specific organic essential oils to the magnesium to help with different ailments, like headaches, PMS, aches & pains or anxiety.

For those of you in the UK, you can grab yours from our store here.

For even more nutritional repair ideas, download my recipes for easing back pain here.

2. Rest

"No matter how much I get done, or is left undone, at the end of the day I am enough" Brene Brown (my favourite Author, ever.)

Night time is a time for healing & regenerating.  When was the last time you allowed yourself to a lovely calming bedtime routine?  I have to conciously tell myself to stop doing the chores....because I know the impact it has on my sleep, and therefore my repair.  

If you are questioning whether winding down a little earlier could help, try #3 for a week & let me know the result of how bouncey you feel the next morning!!

3. Recovery

Mindful moves before bed are wonderful for preparing for a easier morning.  Studies show that when we relax our muscles before bed, we hold those new relaxed patterns for longer, and are more eased out when we step out of bed in the morning. 

The current Government NICE guidelines advise movement methods like pilates to help in the mangement & recovery of low back pain.  Whilst I always advise you seek confirmation from your GP 1st, they may agree that these moves that our clients have benefited from, may help you too!

Check out the moves I love the most on my YouTube channel by clicking the picture below:

 

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