Category: Active Recovery

  • What To Eat Before Running 5K

    What To Eat Before Running 5K

    You’ve trained. You’ve charged your AirPods. You’ve picked out your race day outfit. Now, you’re counting down the minutes until you jog up to the starting line. Unless you already have a whole dresser drawer full of race participant T-shirts, chances are you feel a little jittery in the days leading up to a 5K.…

  • Foam Rolling Knee Pain: 3 Super Effective Moves

    Foam Rolling Knee Pain: 3 Super Effective Moves

    If you’ve ever suffered from knee pain, odds are that someone has told you to foam roll. Since overly-tight fascia is a common cause of knee woes, people often think that rolling back and forth on your IT band or along your calves can help loosen things up and bring relief. But it turns out,…

  • The 9 Best At-Home Ice Baths for Every Space and Budget in 2023

    The 9 Best At-Home Ice Baths for Every Space and Budget in 2023

    With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. While our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP Whether training…

  • 3 Achilles Tendon Stretches To Decrease Stiffness

    3 Achilles Tendon Stretches To Decrease Stiffness

    As the weather warms up and we’re lured outside, it’s tempting to start doing… a lot more activity than we’d been up to all winter. And whether you’re a runner, avid hiker, or walker, quickly ramping up can often lead to a super tight Achilles tendon. This large, thick band of connective tissue in the…

  • The Benefits of Soft Hiking

    The Benefits of Soft Hiking

    Huffing, puffing, and occasional swearing are the sounds that we often think of soundtracking a hike. But on TikTok, two soothing, lilting British accented-voices are here to introduce you to a worthy new idea: Soft hiking. Self-described “soft girls who hike” Emily Thornton and Lucy Hird are two UK-based women chronicling their journeys exploring the nature…

  • An 11-Minute Hip Mobility Routine for Pain Relief

    An 11-Minute Hip Mobility Routine for Pain Relief

    Do you run? Cycle? Work at a desk? Lift weights? You can probably benefit from improving your hip mobility. No matter your lifestyle or hobbies, short, stiffened hip flexors can wreak havoc on your body. Since this group of muscles originates in your lower back, tight hip flexors can cause back pain. They can also…

  • How Daily Stretching Benefits Your Mind and Body

    How Daily Stretching Benefits Your Mind and Body

    I have a confession to make: I can’t remember the last time I tried to touch my toes. I know, I know—I can practically hear my middle school P.E. coach rolling her eyes somewhere. Even though it’s one of the commonly-referenced hallmarks of good health, I just haven’t made it a priority in my own…

  • What a Rose Lavelle Rest Day Looks Like

    What a Rose Lavelle Rest Day Looks Like

    When you’re a member of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), your recovery days include a lot more than lying horizontal on the couch. I got a chance to see this firsthand when I spent a rest day with USWNT midfielder Rose Lavelle in Seattle. As the world eagerly anticipates the upcoming FIFA…

  • A Theragun Recovery Class Is More Relaxing Than a Massage

    A Theragun Recovery Class Is More Relaxing Than a Massage

    “You’re so tight and full of knots. You should get massages more regularly.” This is what I’ve heard from nearly every massage therapist I’ve been to. I’m someone whose body absorbs and holds onto all kinds of stress, tension, and pains. Like anyone else, I’d love a daily or even weekly massage. However, logistically and…

  • Try This Body Stress Release Using Tai Chi and Qigong

    Try This Body Stress Release Using Tai Chi and Qigong

    If you learn just one thing from Shirley Chock, let it be this: Stress is not “all in your head.” In fact, the certified corporate wellness specialist known as “The Stressbender” primarily helps her clients relieve stress by focusing on their physical tension. “When we talk about relieving stress, a lot of people focus on…