Through evolution, our bodies have been designed to follow natural rhythm. The movement of the sun, moon and earth affects our hormonal rhythms. When the sun rises, it triggers hormones in our bodies that make us wake up in the morning and when the sun sets, it triggers hormones that affect our recovery function during the night. When you’re asleep, there is a repair process going on in your body without you having to do anything. The body is able to recover both physically and mentally during sleep. We are incredibly cleverly designed!
Although sleep is the most important form of recovery, there are also other forms of recovery that are good for you. This includes total rest, active rest and passive rest. Each contributes to your overall recovery and recharge.