Updated: Sep 25
It's pretty obvious everyone, especially this year, feels the anticipation of the new year and the ability to recreate and reinvent themselves. Some people set new work goals, some people take on new projects but most people decide to make some major positive changes to their health, predominantly, resolving to work out more. I mean, the holidays alone make us all feel like Jabba the Hutt.
Needless to say there are enough diet plans at the ready to make a person's head spin. And that's not even talking about the workout routines and supplement industry. It's overwhelming and frankly, annoying. Who wants to watch a bunch of ripped people sweating on a commercial while they're inhaling the last of the Christmas strudel?
All the newest, latest celebrity-backed buzz aside, we all know how to get healthier. Eat sensibly, move more and of course, drink lots of water. So lets look at the "move more" part. That can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. More is subjective. Especially for someone who hasn't worked out in more than a year, compared to someone who runs a few miles a day. But one thing that seems to be true, regardless of activity level, is recovery. (The time after workout that the body needs to rest its muscles)
Enter the amazing uses of red light therapy. Seen here post work out, red light therapy allows your body to speed up the recovery process. It energizes cells to send extra oomph to the site of strain and helps pain melt away faster. Making your recovery time shorter and helping keep you on track for your work out goals. (There's nothing worse than hitting your stride and having to break that momentum with a 2-3 day recovery just so you can move.)
And in-home red light kits are the easiest way to get the benefits from the therapy. Easy to use, quick access, sit back and kick on some Netflix and let the RLT pads do the work. If you're new to the world of RLT, check out our other blog here and learn about the myriad benefits of the red light therapy. Spoiler: it's not just about working out!
The biggest thing to remember when making your resolutions to be healthy is that it's a process and it's not going to happen overnight. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself leeway. Allow yourself and body time to acclimate. Have fun! Make it something you can sustain and want to do. If you want to dance, dance. If you want to walk, walk. If you want to run a 5K, do it. You're not in competition with anyone else. Enjoy your life. And Happy New Year!