Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do racing thoughts in your head keep you up at night? Are your muscle injuries not healing fast enough? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be deficient in GABA and serotonin – the brain chemicals that help you sleep better and recover faster.
Recovery is essential all the things that you do outside of training, it includes sleep and stress management which are vital to good health, but recovery also extends to enjoying your hobbies and making time for yourself. So getting 8 hours of sleep with good quality deep sleep is integral to recovery, as is going on a long walk which you enjoy, reading a book or spending time seeing your friends and family.