By Emma Brodie
Exercise is an important part of staying healthy and happy, but it is important to practice different recovery methods to prevent risk of injury. Recovery involves performing cool down actions immediately after exercise. It may be hard to find the right recovery exercise for yourself, but Recoup is here to help. Read more to find your perfect recovery method matched to your astrological sign! Your sun sign is found with the date that you were born and represents your identity. Astrology can tell you a lot about your personality and how you can enhance your recovery based on your sun sign!
Aries babies are born between March 21st and April 20th and are strong leaders who are able to manage and organize others. As an Aries, you are the outgoing one of your friends and you fight for what you believe in. Often times though, Aries can be seen as impatient and competitive.. When an Aries needs to vent, they will, and it can sometimes get a bit too aggressive. Post workout recovery that would benefit Aries’ is massage therapy. This will allow Aries to unwind and relax both their mindful stressors as well as their muscle soreness.
Learn about the different types of massage therapy to find out which suits your Aries spirit best.
Next, we have our Taurus’ born between April 21st and May 21st. Taurus’ are reliable, responsible, and loyal beings making them great partners in work. Taurus encompass the beauty in everything, especially the beauty of nature. Taurus' can unwind and appreciate the beauty of static recovery through saunas which offers many benefits such as mental clarity, detoxification, and reduce inflammation.
Gemini’s are born between May 22nd and June 21st. Geminis are gentle, affectionate, and social people but have a serious and restless side that can suddenly come out. Geminis can sometimes be inconsistent in their thinking because of a restless mind. This leads them to seem two-faced, as if they have a split personality. Practicing yoga will allow Geminis to center themselves while working wonders for stretching the body and being mindful.
Not sure how to get into yoga? Check out our article, Beginners Guide to Yoga!
Next are our Cancer babies ruled by the Moon. Cancers are pretty emotional people which includes being caring, romantic and dedicated yet often over-sensitive, manipulative and moody. Cancers like to keep to themselves which often makes exercising more anxiety-inducing than motivational. A Cancer can practice swimming as a recovery method in order to keep to themselves while exercising. Swimming allows for continued energy while refreshing and renewing your body.
Time for our ambitious Leo babies; born between July 23rd and August 22nd. Similar to the sun, Leo’s are happy, social, confident and adventurous. It is hard to take a Leo out of the spotlight, as they are often times egotistical, dramatic and a bit attention seeking. For a Leo, stretching will be a good recovery method to wind down after a great workout. Leos often do not take the time to calm themselves down, but static stretching will allow for this. Static stretching can be done almost anywhere while decreasing muscle soreness and increasing blood flow.
Next we have our Virgos, born between August 23rd and September 23rd, Virgos are modest, intelligent, respectful, and kind beings. Virgos are our grounded and practical friends, yet they sometimes become a bit too reserved. Virgos often criticize themselves and those around them while analyzing most things making them perfect. Cryotherapy is a great method for Virgos where during a 3 minute full body session, you enhance energy and reduce inflammation which is the best environment for recovery to occur.
Check out Chill Cryo, a studio in Rye Brook for Cryotherapy sessions!
Libra- Personal Trainer
We now look at our Libras, born between September 24th and October 22nd. Libras represent harmony and balance in their relationships being the friendly, honest, social and loving beings they are. This embodiment of harmony is often disrupted with our Libra’s indecisiveness and lack of confrontation. One way for a Libra to recover is by doing so with a personal trainer in order to combine being social with exercise. A personal trainer will provide education for exercises, motivation, personalized workouts, and will hold a Libra accountable to continue working out and recovering.
Then, there are Scorpios, born between October 23rd and November 21st. Scorpios are determined, passionate and assertive people who thrive as individuals. Scorpio’s have their emotional sides often, but do not show it through their intense being. Often, Scorpios like to do things perfectly or not at all; a good recovery method for Scorpios is meditation. Meditation will allow a Scorpio to work out individually, be mindful and improve your nervous system. Learn more about getting into meditation and it's long lasting benefits.
Sagittarius- Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Next are our Sagittarius’s (Sag for short) born between November 22nd and December 22nd. A Sag is a funny, energetic, optimistic, and free spirit who never has a dull moment. Sag’s will often embody freedom a bit too much which leads to recklessness. To help a Sag by combining recovery with structure is to begin eating around an anti-inflammatory diet. Inflammation is the body's response to injury and intense physical activity, but structuring your diet around this will help with recovery. Read about different foods to incorporate into your diet to practice athletic recovery.
Capricorns are next, born between December 23rd and January 20th. Capricorns are hardworking and persistent people who are a bit obsessed with success. They are ambitious people with a caring and protective side. Often times this can seem boring and emotionless to other people. Walking can be a great recovery method for Capricorn's to decompress and put aside their need to succeed. Walking enhances blood flow, promotes circulation and decrease soreness and stiffness of muscles for a great post-workout recovery to also calm down a hardworking Capricorn.
Aquarius- Structured Routine
Between January 21st and February 19th we have our Aquarius babies! Aquarius’ are social beings that aren’t afraid to be original. They deeply care for those around them and are good and deep listeners. However sometimes this comes off as being weak and detached from themselves. Often, Aquarius’ become bored and rebellious which can lead to some bad decisions. By setting a structured routine for post-workouts, an Aquarius will get themselves into a routine to follow for recovery. Immediately after each workout complete your recovery routine; an Aquarius' routine might look like this:
- Drink water to hydrate
- MrandMrsMuscle's 10 minute stretch for recovery
- Roll out sore muscles with a foam roller
- Drink Recoup with our 2 tbs of ginger for muscle recovery and anti-inflammation
Pisces- Recovery Studio
Finally, we have our Pisces babies born between February 20th and March 20th. Pisces’ are compassionate, gentle and friendly people who aren’t afraid to show you their emotional side. Pisces tend to over trust others which can lead them into a co-dependent situation. Recovery studios are a great way for a Pisces to explore many recovery methods in a comfortable environment. Methods including IV drip for hydration and Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy. PBM uses infrared light to reduce pain, inflammation and edema, and aid recovery.
Check out Restore in Westport, CT to explore their services!