After a strenuous workout or a demanding training session, absolute tranquility may seem to be the best way to promote relaxation. However, scientific evidence shows that there are many benefits in active recovery.Sport blog banner

What is active recovery?

Active recreation is a workout unit that is less intense and simpler than your usual sports units and is specifically designed to reduce physical and mental fatigue.

Why recovery at all?

The purpose of the rest is to give your muscles the opportunity to regenerate and to claim muscles that are tired and tense by a workout the day before.

It is often the case that the day after the sport muscle aches and feels less energetic ? however, passive recovery is only recommended if there is an injury. Rather, more physical activity is advised. This can be for example a walk, slow jogging, temperate cycling or mobility exercises. Massages also prove to be effective in the context of active recreation.

Active recreation supports the mobilization of the joints, which must be moved in their full range of motion in order to remain supple. The circulation is also stimulated. More blood flows through the muscles ? it supplies nutrients for building new muscle mass and transports waste products.

On a day dedicated to active recreation, you should not engage in any activity that challenges the muscles that were on the day before. Target easier activities that are less demanding.

Scientifically sound

There are hundreds of studies that support the concept of active recovery. In a published study it was found that active recovery immediately after the stress favours regeneration and the lactate concentration in the muscles is reduced faster than with absolute calm.

What should we do on recovery days?

The purpose of a rest day is to recover from the training, not only physically but also mentally.

The active recovery is based on the concept of low-intensity training, which is just demanding enough to bring the bloodstream in motion and to help reduce residual fatigue in the muscle. One of the best regeneration activities is swimming. A relaxing swimming unit followed by a cool or cold shower can help to stretch, relax and regenerate the muscles. Another study Has shown that a swimming-based recreational unit has improved athletic performance on the following day ? possibly due to the hydrostatic properties of water.

In order to help you stay motivated and implement your active wellness lifestyle, we have compiled some tips here:

1. Eat healthy carbohydrates about 2 hours before challenging sporting activities to keep your body warm and give it energy. This also helps to prevent fatigue.

2. Set goals for your athletic performance/weight and keep it in writing.

3. Reward yourself on a regular basis when you reach your goals ? but not only with food, so that you do not only combine pleasure with treats.

4. Wear the KenkoTherm Duk ? tape, which can help keep muscles and joints warm and support.

5. Massage your tired muscles with the Kenkotouch ?, a device that can promote relaxation and relief.

6. Support your back during and after the workout ? with the KenkoTherm ? back Strap that can be used alone or in combination with the magnetic plate Kenko MagFlex ?.



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My experience report on the sports bottle:

The first question I ask myself is: Why did I buy it now?

The sports bottle is simply awesome. I love the filtered water of Nikken. It always gives me a good, healthy feeling. So far I was mostly too lazy to fill filtered water and take it with me. There are many reasons for this: where should I put the water in? The bottles we have, I usually do not like and purpose-alienated plastic bottles I do not really want to use the environment to love. So there were mostly on the road: nothing. That is the worst variant of all.

I first cleaned the Pimag bottle after unpacking and made some filter runs before the bottle was ready for use. At the moment it is very warm and we have to drink a lot. Yesterday afternoon I was golfing and the Nikken sports bottle fits perfectly in the bracket for the bottles. Drinking from the bottle for the first time is getting used to. I had to push it down a bit first to then pull the water through the drinking straw/drink. I had the shoot out quickly and it is also logical that the water does not get noisy because it has to go the intended way through the filter. That was a good round. I had my alkaline water with the sport-that gave me a very good feeling. If it is drunk, I can replenish it everywhere without having a bad conscience, that I now drink unfiltered water-I have from today yes my own water filter. Always filtered, clean water. For me my personal luxury!

Even more great features

The BioGreen PiMag? water bottle from Nikken features a new, improved cap with a practical loop for a secure grip that can be used to attach the bottle to a bag, for example, as well as a hygienic and replaceable drinking spout that folds up for easy replacement.


Biodegradable… Environmentally friendly properties

Every PiMag? water bottle consists of patented BioGreen materials. This completely breaks down the bottle into biomass when it lands on a landfill or compost heap. This biomass nourishes the soil and contributes to the production of biogas, which in turn can be used to generate energy.

BioGreen bottles are:

Suitable for contact with food (made from food-grade plastics)
DEHA- and DEHP-free
The PiMag? water bottle with its filter meets and exceeds NSF/ANSI 43 and 52 standards for the reduction of aesthetic chlorine as well as unwanted taste and odor.


A very special filter – offers filtering, alkalisation and de-clustering

PiMag? water bottles contain a special alkalizing medium, which raises the pH value of the water from 7 to 8.5, as well as four neodymium magnets, which contribute to the de-clustering of the water molecules and make the water more bioavailable for the cell structure of our body.

The filter cartridge should be replaced every three months under normal conditions of use (approx. 180 litres water throughput).

Upgrading your current PiMag? water bottle is very simple

Easily upgrade your PiMag? water bottle by replacing its cap with the new cap

Healthy seas are the life support system for our planet: They provide 97% of the habitat on our planet. To help keep our oceans and marine life sustainable, we need to keep our beaches clean.

They provide a habitat for many creatures that need both land and sea to survive. And even living creatures that live exclusively in the sea are affected by the pollution of our beaches because garbage that accumulates on the beach also ends up in the water with the tides. In addition to plastic and paper waste, chemical substances and human excreta also reach the sea from the coasts.

Plastic waste in the sea pollutes every living organism. Many cadavers of marine animals washed up on our beaches have large amounts of plastic waste inside them.

Every visitor and every walker can make their own contribution to keeping beaches and seas clean. Each of us can make a difference, and we can teach our children so that they too can adopt a “green” lifestyle from an early age. If you’re not committed yet, this summer is an ideal time to get started:

“Take 3 for the Sea” is an organization that teaches environmental awareness by encouraging people to collect three garbage items each time you leave the beach or other waters. This is how we can make a difference. Today, 129 countries are participating in this program, and 300,000 people have already contributed to the fight against plastic waste.

2 Do not drink water from plastic bottles. Did you know that more than a million plastic bottles are sold every minute in the world?

3. their production requires large amounts of energy and water – and they end up in our landfills.
So use reusable alternatives to plastic bottles. Reusable water bottles are available practically everywhere. However, the PiMag?Water Bottle with its nanotechnology filter system is only available from Nikken. At home, you can contribute by drinking filtered water from the PiMag Waterfall – that’s an Active Wellness lifestyle and minimizes your CO2 footprint.

Use reusable bags and containers. Avoid buying food packed in plastic. For example, if you buy fruit and vegetables, you should buy them as a whole rather than pre-cut fruit and vegetables packed in plastic. Use fabric shopping bags.

Minimize the use of chemicals as much as possible. Pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides harm the oceans. The closer you live to the sea, the more likely it is that your chemicals will end up there. Approximately 245,000 square kilometers (comparable to the size of the UK) are already considered “dead zones” where marine life cannot survive due to chemical stress on the ecosystem.

Choose mineral sunscreens or sunscreens with non-nano zinc oxide as the main active ingredient. Chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are commonly found in sun creams, are not environmentally friendly. If these substances get into the sea from your body, they can damage the DNA of corals. Sun creams without these harmful substances are known as “organic/eco sun creams” or as “reef-safe” or “reef-friendly”.

Take care not to flush any medication or non-degradable products such as wet wipes down the toilet. Medications have been detected in groundwater and marine life. In 2017, 4,500 wet wipes were counted in a 154 square meter area of the Thames in London – just one example of the things that are not removed after flushing down the toilet!

5 Share your tips for an environmentally friendly lifestyle with friends, acquaintances and family members. The more people contribute, the greater our chance of keeping coastal and marine life alive.

Leave nothing on the beach but footprints.

…what is this anyway?

Alkaline or alkaline is the same.
Alkaline water is alkaline and therefore not acidic. Whether water is acidic or alkaline or alkaline is indicated by the pH value. Under 7 one speaks of acidic water. The higher the value, the more alkaline the water is. The pH value is the measure of the hydrogen ions.

What is the difference between tap water?

Normal tap water has a pH value of approx. 7-8. It is neutral or very slightly alkaline/basic. Alkaline water is in the range between 8 and 9.5.

Is alkaline water better than tap water?
By drinking alkaline water, the acid-base balance can be restored. With alkaline water, you can counteract acidosis.

Why is hyperacidity not good?
If your body is over-acidified, …
… you are tired: inner restlessness leads to problems falling asleep and sleep disorders
… you tend to be overweight: due to too much acid in the body, it can no longer be broken down: Result: storage in your fat cells and this leads above all to an increase in abdomen, legs, bottom, and face and to cellulite.
… skin problems occur: toxins are usually broken down by the liver. In the case of hyperacidity, this also happens via the skin. Your natural protective shield can be attacked and thus provides an excellent breeding ground for pimples and impurities.
… Joint pain and susceptibility to infections: the correct pH value is a prerequisite for optimal metabolism. If this is disturbed, an excess of acid develops, which is reflected in many physical symptoms.
… do you tend to have high blood pressure?
… hair loss can occur

Advantages of alkaline water:
– It has a basic pH value: a lot of oxygen is released for the metabolism.
– clean thanks to the filtering process: free of medicines, pesticides, heavy metals and chlorine
– it’s antioxidant: antioxidants can protect cells from free radicals. Free radicals attack our cells and can render them ineffective. Antioxidation is like a fountain of youth.
– it has much smaller clusters. Thus the body can transport nutrients substantially more easily and faster into the cells.
– it is alive.

The acid is basically a waste product of our metabolism. Our body has base storage with which it can compensate for hyperacidity. He is permanently busy to create a balance so that our body is alkaline.

The base storage must be filled by our nutrition. We should, therefore, consume considerably more alkaline components. Unfortunately, it is often the other way round in today’s nutrition. We eat too much “acid”: e.g. ready-made bread, sugar, lots of meat, coffee, alcohol. Also things like stress by performance pressure, fear, annoyance result in over-acidification.

In addition to lots of fruit and vegetables, we should drink plenty of alkaline water.

How do we get alkaline water?
There are several possibilities.
One would be to filter normal tap water with a very good water filter that keeps the water alive.

Pimp your filtered water with lemons.
Lemons taste sour but are alkaline!
Pure water with untreated lemons tastes refreshing and helps to fill your base stores.

Can I buy alkaline water?
Yes, you can. By filtering.

Special equipment can do quite a lot and do you incredibly good:
– Their minerals give the water alkaline pH value. This helps to balance the acid-base balance.
– Through the filtering, the water is freed from a lot of sheep substances, etc.
– Ionization: protection against oxidation
– There are also devices that have an additional magnet technology installed. Due to the magnetic field, the water molecules do not clump. This has the consequence that your body removes pollutants more easily and you purify.
Often these devices come from Japan. The effect of alkaline water has long been widespread there.

Only if your acid-base balance is in balance can your metabolism function optimally – and that is clear that this is the basic prerequisite for your health.

Drink alkaline water and your body will breathe a sigh of relief and thank you for it.