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8: Checking in with your body when returning to sports post-pandemic

For many of us, sports have been on pause during the pandemic, which means as sports return, we need to take extra care of our bodies to prevent injuries and ensure we’re performing as best we can. No matter your skill level, activity level, or what you’ve been doing (or not doing) during the pandemic, this episode will help you check in with your body as you return to sports and give you tangible tips to help you with performance care, recovery, preparing for games and tournaments, and more as you get back into playing your favourite sports!

GETTING BACK IN THE GAME: CHECKING IN WITH YOUR BODY WHEN RETURNING TO SPORTS POST-PANDEMIC

Here’s what you’ll learn in Episode 8 of the herBody Podcast:

  • Best practices in returning to sports after a break
  • Ensuring you’re recovering properly after training and games
  • A checklist for checking in with your body
    • Muscle soreness
    • Fatigue
    • Sleep
    • Nutrition
    • Hydration
  • How to prepare and keep your body healthy during tournaments or multiple games
  • Performance care—taking care of your body to prevent injuries
  • Asking for what you want/need from your healthcare providers
  • What recovery really looks like (hint, it’s not watching Netflix all day!)
  • Using breath work for recovery
  • Decreasing inflammation with ice baths
  • The importance of a proper warmup and what it involves

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