Nobody goes to the court and plays just one match of pickleball. Before you know it, you're 4 or 5 matches in or 15 games deep and you still want to keep playing. Oh, and you want to come back to the court tomorrow because you're having that much fun. Well in order to keep playing at a high level, you must take your recovery very seriously. 

Get a good night’s rest

This is the most important factor when it comes to recovering from a long day of Pickleballing. Sleep gives our bodies the time to rest and recharge for the day ahead. Ensure that you can sleep for a good eight to ten hours after playing a couple matches of Pickleball. 

Practice yoga or light stretching

After that match of Pickleball, do not just go sit down. This is the perfect time to stretch out and improve flexibility. Stretching helps your body cool down because going from exerting a lot of energy to a complete rest can shock your body and make it harder to feel loose the next day. Also, implementing yoga into your weekly activities can keep your muscles loose so you can be sure to not pull or tweak anything while playing Pickleball. So, always remember to get those stretches in to ensure your body is loose and your muscles are properly recovering. 

Maintain a healthy diet 

Your body needs a good diet to have all the right vitamins and minerals to play Pickleball at a high level. You get out what you put in and if you're putting junk in your body, your Pickleball game will be junk. Be sure to stay up on protein,  fruits, vegetables, and carbs so that you do not feel drained after a long day of Pickleball matches. 

Foam Roll 

Foam rolling any knots or trigger points can be huge to help you recover. Foam rollers are used for self-myofascial release (SMR) and can relieve any tension in minutes. By adding a foam roller to your recovery process, you can recover faster and keep your muscles feeling relaxed. 

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate 

I can not say this enough but hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Pickleball is a sport that can take a lot out of you, especially if you are playing outside, under the sun, in high temperatures. To avoid dehydration, it is important to keep your hydration levels up. Water helps to flush toxins out of your body, transport nutrients into the cells, and regulate your body temperature and pH balance. It can also help with muscle soreness and tension.

More importantly, after you have hydrated your body with water, chase that down with an ice-cold FITAID! FITAID has all the essential vitamins and ingredients to help your body fully recover and the best part, it tastes great!