Professional athletes are expected to always be in top shape. After all, they often push their bodies to succeed in the specific sport they participate in.
As you would expect, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love takes his health seriously. And he has even equipped his Ohio home with proper facilities to care for his physical and mental wellness.
The NBA star has a dedicated wellness room for all his self-care devices, from an infrared sauna to a hyperbaric chamber. That’s not all, though; the 31-year-old basketball player also keeps candles and pine-scented incense to help him relax for yoga and remind him of his native state of Oregon.
Other equipment found in the room are a red light therapy device, a Power Plate, a vibration therapy bed, and an inflatable circle called a Waff.
Love reportedly uses specific devices depending on what he specifically needs to recover from the training sessions he regularly does. However, he has given more focus on caring for his mental health due to the uncertainties that the coronavirus pandemic caused.
The athlete expressed how he feels fortunate to have his wellness room and that he even invested in making one.
Love also shared that he is using the red light therapy device the most as he keeps up with his training schedule. As he explained, the gadget’s heating component helps him warm his body up in the mornings and lubricates his joints as well.
Using red light therapy prepares him for the day of strenuous physical activity he has ahead every day. He revealed that he found that a 10-minute session standing in front of the device usually does it for him.
In the end, the athlete credits his gadgets and self-care regimen for helping him fight against the effects of aging on the body.
Back in the Hardcourt
Love would certainly be using his wellness room more often these days as he and his teammates return to practice. This would be the first time they would do so since the pandemic postponed everything.
And although he admittedly found it weird to play while wearing gloves and a mask, he also knows he isn’t the only one dealing with the ‘new normal.’ Thus, Love would be carrying on his mental health advocacy through his fund.
He particularly mentions how the coronavirus affected young Americans, who are finding themselves more prone to experiencing signs of clinical depression and anxiety, during these trying times.