03 May How can IV Therapy Assist in Athletic Performance?
We all know how important it is to stay active and engage in physical activity. What most people do not know, however, is that the recovery after the workout is just as important. How important, you ask? Well, let’s look at how the body is affected by working out, then we will discuss the importance of recovery and look at how IV therapy can assist in the recovery process.
How Strenuous Athletic Activity Affects the Body
When you participate in any type of physical activity, the body responds in several ways. One way the body responds is by redirecting the blood flow from the stomach and intestines where it aids in digestion to the muscles that are being used to help aid in the current activity. The body also begins to produce sweat from the skin to cool the body down by using water and electrolytes stored in the body. As you continue to put stress on the body, the muscles begin to tear down from the stress of the activity. All of these effects are important to the growth and improvement of the body, but that is only part of the story.
Importance of Recovery
As we discussed above, all of the effects associated with physical activity are important for growth, but without the recovery to go along with it, you will not see results. Replenishing the nutrients that your body uses and getting proper rest is key to increasing athletic performance. Not only does recovery help improve your performance, but it also allows your body to heal up for the next training session. Without the time to heal, you risk injury to your body. Those injuries can prevent you from taking your training further along.
How IV Therapy Can Better Aid your Recovery
So, what is the best way to replenish what your body has lost? Well, you can replenish your body by drinking lots of water, but because your body has redirected the blood flow away from your stomach, you risk unwanted stress on your stomach and intestines. That kind of stress can cause stomach aches, and nobody wants those. That is where IV therapy can help. IV therapy directs nutrients directly to the bloodstream and skips the digestive system totally. Iv therapy can also speed up recovery time. In normal circumstances, recovery time can take between 24-72 hours depending on the intensity. But with IV therapy, you can shorten the time drastically. You can also decrease the muscle soreness you feel after a hard workout. Who doesn’t want that?!
If you have questions about how IV therapy can work for you, give us a call and schedule one today!