24. You never get a massage
If you only associate massages with female-focused spas, piano music, and aromatherapy, think again. Massages are one of the greatest recovery tools for athletes. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed just 45–60 minutes of relaxation massage lowered subjects’ heart rates by more than 10 beats per minute. And that’s not all. It lowered their blood pressure and promoted production of serotonin—the sleep hormone. Regular massages can reduce anxiety, eliminate excess stress, and keep cortisol levels in control so your immune system stays in shape. It’s time you make an appointment.
Back to top