Do This After Canoeing and Recover in No Time!

I love outdoor activities, very much! and canoeing has become one of the best options to spend my spare time, especially when on the weekend or whenever I’m away from working. Apart from its fun and excitement, canoeing can also be used as training and exercising. Just like playing game at, canoeing can be one of the best adrenaline-enhancing game especially for me a water sport junky.

On the other hand, this kind of sport can be very exhausting. I will always need an effective break and relaxation after a good canoeing. But, does drinking and sleeping ever enough to restore my stamina? Is there any effective way to restore fatigue after canoeing? Check out a few tips on how I recover from tiring days of canoeing.

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  1. Relaxation

As important as warming up before sport, I also recommend you to do some relaxation right after the exercise or any heavy activity. Its function is to restore any tense muscles back to its original state, so your muscles won’t get cramped or injured.

  1. Cool Down

The human body has a remarkable ability to take care of itself, yet your body needs time to do it. So, I try not to do heavy activity for some times after canoeing. Give my body time to recuperate before any other heavy activity is the best way to keep my body stay healthy.

  1. Meditation

Exercise means to push the body and mind beyond its limits, in other words put yourself in a state of stress. For that you need a good meditation to reduce stress and calm the mind to become more relaxed.

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  1. Bath

Give yourself a time and take some break until your body temperature returns to normal, bathe with warm water for 4-5 minutes then rinse with cold water for 1 minute. Warm water expands the blood vessels while cold water makes it contract, this condition will accelerate blood flow.


You must replace the energy you spent during canoeing, erase all that fatigue and exhaustion from your body to get stronger and ready for the next challenge. Ideally, you eat 60 minutes after exercise and eat high quality protein and complex carbohydrates.

  1. Drink

Drinking water during exercise is just as important as keeping it hydrated after exercise. I usually drink 2-3 glasses within 2 hours after exercise then drink regularly to prevent dehydration.

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  1. Massage

Massage can improve blood circulation so the body becomes more relaxed. Good and regular massage is important, do it at least once a month.

  1. Don’t Overdo Yourself

As explained before, you need time to recover the body back to its original state. Be smart to schedule your exercise and do it routinely. Don’t force your body to exercise excessively because it will only damage and harm yourself.


Canoeing can be so much fun if you do it right. Do it regularly but don’t be too pushy to do something more than your body can do. You also need a good and enough rest to stay fit and amazing. Stay healthy and keep canoeing!