In Chinese medicine there’s the concept of the Three Treasures.
Jing, Qi and Shen
Shen is your spirit.
Qi is the everyday energy you use for all things.
And Jing is your foundational energy.
While all three are important Jing is considered the most, because without it, you can’t have the other two. Without it you’re dead!
With an abundance of Jing you have tons of energy reserves, bounce back from injuries, and would certainly recovery quickly from even the toughest of workouts.
Unfortunately, most men find that they take longer to recover from workouts as they get older.
You could say this aging. You could say it’s less helpful hormones. But the Chinese would say it’s because of Jing, which encompasses both of those things.
Sadly, as we age our Jing tends to dwindle downwards from various stressors, lack of nutrition, sleep and so much more.
Some say the only thing you can do is preserve the Jing that you’re born with….
But the ancient Taoists believed that certain practices could actually replenish and build it.
These include certain forms of qi gong…
And a select few herbal supplements.
He Shou Wu is one of them.
If you’d like to bounce back from your workouts like you use to you need to check this out.
And remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is one thing that you can take for the long term and it will just continually support you better and better.
That means your recovery will stay high throughout your life.
Recover Like A Boss & Be Awesome
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