Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt- Part of my Runner’s Recovery Toolkit
I run for the many benefits that this sport offers, such as to maintain my weight, my mental well-being, and the sense of accomplishment I get afterward.
During the pandemic, I am also running to help boost my immune system. Dr. Jack Taunton, world-renowned sports medicine doctor, and former chief medical officer with the 2010 Olympics says in a recently published article in the Sherbrooke Record, “With the CORONAVIRUS, everybody wants to know, can we exercise? The answer is definitely yes because aerobic exercise stimulates your immune system and we want that to occur if you do become exposed to CORONAVIRUS.”
To help improve my speed and burn calories while also practicing safe distancing. A book I refer to about improving my overall fitness level is the Runner’s World Complete Guide to Running that lists five ways to Run It Off. One way is by Joe Vigil’s Accelerations, Go to your track, run 100 meters at roughly one-mile race pace. Recover by walking from the finishing point back to the starting point. Run 110 meters run slightly faster, so your 110 meters time is a second more than your 100-meter time. Continue up to 200 meters.
It doesn’t matter how far I run or how fast while I am out there. My self-care reward always is to enjoy a bath with Epsom salts. It helps relax my muscles and smooths my skin. These days, I am using the product, Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt. I am practicing more self-care by treating myself often to a hot bath and a cup of tea.
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