I talked to my sister, a nutritionist, and a sleep medicine consultant, who asked me an important question: Are you getting enough sleep? And that is when it hit me; I focused so much on the other two factors (which is what most people do when they think about a healthy lifestyle) and left out a fundamental piece of the puzzle.
In the days after, my lungs ached and felt bruised for over a week. My first two doctors told me to quit triathlon all together.
Being an athlete suffering from mental illnesses is no different than being a regular athlete. You have your good days and your bad days.
Whether you’re tired, injured, or just tight, bodywork may help you not only get over aches and pains, but have a better mind-body connection, too.
Although I had medicines for the body pains, I knew that I also needed help healing something equally important: my emotional and mental well-being.