I am deathly afraid of needles. I can hardly even be near them. So when one of my fellow yoga instructors suggested I try acupuncture, because of its myriad of fitness-related benefits, I was ready to crumble in anxiety and fear. But after a bit of research, I realized there are tons of benefits associated with acupuncture, especially when it comes to a fitness lifestyle.
While there's a lot to gain from trying out acupuncture, it's important to remember not to squeeze in a sweat sesh after your treatment. Even though you might experience a burst of energy after getting acupuncture (one of the endurance-related benefits), it's essential to let your body rest and not act on that initial boost.
However, after taking some time to relax, you'll be able to hit the weight room and reap all the many advantages of this ancient treatment.
Here are five ways acupuncture will compliment your #GymGoals.
And for all you needle haters out there: If I can do it, you can do it, too.
Click here to read the full article from the author's website!