Start your recovery after a run with this tip from Paralympian Middle Distance Runner Jaryd Clifford.
Jaryd Clifford's recovery tip
Q: What does healthy living mean to you?
Healthier living is to live life actively, passionately, and happily. It is a way of life that lends itself to the belief that every day holds potential for something special. Through the positivity of healthy living, a person can strive to be the best version of themselves. When we live healthier lives with passion and happiness, anything is possible.
Q: Why do you think it's important to lead a healthy lifetyle?
A healthy lifestyle is a lifestyle that encourages confidence, high self-esteem, and an abundance of happiness. Without these elements of life, a person might find it difficult to summon the energy for each new day. During some of my darkest moments, going for a run was the one thing that I could rely on to get me going again. Being active is exhilarating, it can lead to meeting new friends, and it’s something you can work on each day to see new progress. Fundamentally, a healthy life is a happy life.
Q: What's your best healthy food tip?
I run 150km a week, so eating healthy and nutritious food is essential for my success. Throughout my childhood, Mum managed to keep me on my feet by providing a seemingly infinite amount of fresh fruit and vegetables. At dinner, more than half my plate was filled with a colourful array of different vegetables. To this day, fresh fruit and vegetables play an important role in my Paralympic achievements.
Hi I'm Paralympian and dual world champion Jaryd Clifford and I'm here today to show you one of my favourite ways to stay fit, brought to you by Coles Healthier Living.
One of the things I love most about running is the sense of freedom that it gives you. And another thing, nearly anyone can get involved. So my fitness tip for all the runners out there is to prioritise your recovery after a run.
One of the best ways to do that is by using a foam roller. A foam roller can reduce muscle soreness, increase the range of motion and also correct muscle imbalance, all things that work to prevent injury. Another great thing about foam rolling is it's simple to do. All you've got to do is roll each muscle group from between one to two minutes, applying a pressure that feels comfortable for you.
The other thing is, only 10 to 15 minutes of this a day and you'll reap the rewards. Once your legs have been rolled then you're ready to roll. Thanks for listening and I hope to see you out running throughout the year.
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