Rest and Recovery
Rest and Recovery: Athletes Need Sleep and Exercise
What is the best sports nutrition for an athlete? There is no definitive answer. No athlete has the same need. It all depends on the physique of an athlete and the kind of sports that he or she is into.
If you are contemplating on joining an endurance sports competition, the best sports nutrition for you is the nutritional table fit for an athlete that expects long hours of vigorous physical activity and mental alertness even when tired. Endurance sports test the physical and mental fortitude of an athlete.
have long been used by athletic trainers, like Lance Armstrong and sports massage therapists to support the health and performance of their athletes. Aromatherapy massage is used both pre-and post workout and competition, to improve performance, speed recovery, and lessen chance of injury. Many ointments and lotions for sore muscles include essential oils and essential oil extracts (e.g. 'Tiger Balm', 'Ben Gay', etc). Modern medical aromatherapy literature describes the use of oils to even speed the healing of both chronic and acute injuries commonly seen in sport. Here is an overview of a few top oils.
Prepare like a Champion - Energy and Endurance
The NingXia Red Promise
NingXia Red juice #3023 added in water for endurance in overall performance
NingXia Red combines the finest Ningxia wolfberries, proprietary "Nutrient-Guard"
Essential nutrients in NingXia Red also help support the following: Normal cardiovascular function, normal eye health,
Calories: 19 per serving
Essential Oil Uses
Ortho Sport Massage Oil – 8oz #3032
A stronger version of Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport Massage Oil is designed for both professional and amateur athletes, as well as anyone who works or plays hard. Ortho Sport Massage Oil has a higher phenol content, which has been used traditionally to produce a warming sensation and provide relief to tired muscles.
How to use: Thoroughly massage into areas of the body feeling stress following exercise.
Shake well before using. Store in a cool, dry place.
WARNING: Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush area with vegetable oil and see a doctor immediately. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
Ingredients: Fractionated Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Gaultheria Procumbens† (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita† (Peppermint) Oil, Origanum Compactum† Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus† Leaf Oil, Canarium Luzonicum† Gum Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides† Root Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus† Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris † (Thyme) Oil, and Olea Europaea‡ (Olive) Fruit Oil.
PanAway and Ortho Ease Massage Oil
Whether you enjoy walking, yoga, weight training, gardening, running, or something else entirely, when you start a new exercise regimen, you are sure to get more than a few sore muscles.
PanAway # 3390 and Ortho Ease Massage Oil #3033 continue to be two of Young Living's best-selling products because of how well they ease the discomfort of sore and tight muscles. The powerful essential oils penetrate deep to relieve and relax. So even if spring cleaning is as close as you get to exercise this will be what you need in your cabinet.
PanAway essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint designed to relieve minor muscle soreness and tension. This amazing blend can also help counter stressed nerves and soothe joints and ligaments.
Ortho Ease Massage Oil
Deep Muscle Relief
Energy and endurance Focus and concentration
|Peppermint #3614 (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint's supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint's role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application. Peppermint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water. Peppermint has an approximate ORAC of 373,455 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
How to use: For dietary, aromatic, or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat's or rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Do not apply neat to a fresh wound or burn. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.