Month: November 2021

STAR Blog #22 – How to Use Recovery to Boost Your Performance

The need for consistent recovery days in a training regime has been widely debated, however here at STAR we believe there’s no question about it – regular recovery is a necessity in anyone’s exercise routine. Research suggests under-recovering can actually negatively affect an athlete’s performance. Continue reading to find out how recovery can boost your …

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STAR Blog #21 – Active Recovery Versus Complete Rest

Proper rest periods in your exercise routine are crucial to avoid overtraining and injury. But what kind of rest day should you have? This depends on the type of training you’re doing, the intensity and how often you train. Both active recovery days and passive rest days can be beneficial to your training routine. Active …

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STAR Blog #20 – Should You Stretch Before or After Exercising?

Stretching is a very important part of anyone’s exercise and recovery, but there’s a lot of debate surrounding the best time to stretch and the type of stretching you should do. Should we stretch before or after we exercise? Should it be dynamic or static? Passive or active? In this blog we dive into the …

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STAR Blog #18 – See your chiropractor for a crackin’ recovery

Seeing a chiropractor might be a scary thought for most of you other there, especially when all you know is that it involves intense cracking of the bones. The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to reduce pain and improve the functionality of your body by focusing on the nervous system and spine. Back and neck …

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STAR Blog #16 – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

You’ve probably never heard of HBOT before, so let us explain to you what exactly this recovery service is and how it can benefit you. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or better known as HBOT, involves breathing pure oxygen in a highly pressurised environment. The goal of HBOT is to supercharge the body’s natural healing process through …

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STAR Blog #13 – What’s so hot about infrared saunas?

There’s nothing quite like a 30-minute sweat session in a sauna. But not quite like a traditional sauna that almost makes you feel like you can’t breathe – an infrared sauna. What’s so hot about infrared saunas? Infrared saunas produce the same infrared heat produced by the sun, allowing the heat to penetrate deeply into …

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