CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The on-demand fitness trend makes it easier than ever to complete an
Jackson co-founded Après a plant-based protein replenishment drink, and she has been featured in national publications, such as Forbes, Well+Good and Haute Living. She says post-workout recovery is just as important as the workout itself.
"When you exercise, you actually create small micro-tears in your muscles that need to be repaired in order to grow back stronger," said Jackson, who has consulted for several fitness startups in Silicon Valley and became the go-to health and wellness coach for the area's FOX affiliate. "If you don't take care of your body through proper nutrition, sleep and stretching or rolling out, you're at higher risk for injury, you feel more tired throughout the day and you can even see your progress stall."
Jackson says that recovery comes in many forms and can be easy to fit into your existing workout schedule. Ideally, she says you should take one to two days off per week depending on the intensity of your exercise routine. Here are Jackson's top three ways to promote recovery:
As a health and wellness coach and co-founder of Après, Jackson has a busy schedule. Her morning routine begins at 5 a.m. with meditation and intention setting, a method of identifying purpose, to avoid looking at her phone and email. She says this helps her start her day with focus instead of anxiety. While working long hours to build a company, she learned that rest is paramount.
"When you don't take care of yourself, it bleeds into every aspect of your work," said Jackson. "You aren't as sharp, you make mistakes, you can't hear your intuition and you don't show up as well for yourself or your team."
About Darby Jackson
Darby Jackson, Co-Founder of Après, first began her journey in wellness when she was diagnosed with celiac disease her freshman year at UC Berkeley. After years of struggling with her health she earned her degree as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Personal Trainer and began her own holistic wellness company. During her career as a health coach, Darby's mission was to help women heal their relationship with food and their body. Darby was the go-to Health and Wellness Coach on KTVU Channel 2 and consulted for several fitness startups in Silicon Valley. As a Co-Founder of Après she has been written up by Forbes twice, once recognized as A Female Founder Set to Make a Difference in Food and Beverage, and has been used as an expert by the likes of Well+Good and Haute Living. In her free time, Darby can be found boxing or doing Pilates, walking the beach in Santa Monica or cooking up a gluten free treat in her kitchen.
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