Warmth may be best known for its comforting and relaxing properties, but heat therapy provides pain relief for sore and injured muscles and can expedite the healing process.
Applying heat promotes healthy blood flow that increases the oxygen and nutrient flow to muscles, relieving pain, decreasing recovering time and improving overall performance.
Heat therapy isn’t just for muscles. Stimulating blood flow and increasing circulation increases the range of motion and reduces stiffness in painful joints.
Winter athletes have to perform in cold temperatures, but when the body is cold it tends to be slow, sensitive and tight, which can give the feeling of being uncoordinated. Keeping warm is one thing, but heating the body will help you perform at your best. Keep warm and:
Keeping warm will help you stay loose, limber, agile and less likely to get injured or feel sore later. Being warm also BOOSTS PERFORMANCE compared to performing while cold, so here are some best practices to make you perform better.
"Besides the health benefits, the biggest benefit of heated gear is the ability to just stay comfortable. Heated apparel offers an opportunity for people, sensitive to the cold weather, to be able to go out and enjoy all the things that life has to offer and be comfortable while doing it. This opens the door for folks to go places and do things that they would not have normally done without the comforting warmth of heated clothing."
-Robert Cooper- Senior Warming Expert; www.thewarmingstore.com