WHAT SHOULD I DO TO RECOVER AFTER A WORKOUT?
CHILL: By cooling down slowly, stopping your exercise and continuing some movement, you help your muscles repair by dispersing lactic acid and helping your blood carry oxygen throughout your body.
DRINK: You’ve heard this one a million times, but you have to replace the fluids and electrolytes that your body loses during exercise. Water is key for all the metabolic and digestive functions that your body will perform to recover.
EAT: We usually say Refuel and Recover. Nutrition is the best way to make sure that your body repairs itself after exercise. Whether you are eating or drinking your calories, putting fuel in the tank helps your body make the most of what it just did. Don’t forget to refuel with natural, whole foods!
STRETCH: Stretching will help keep you from getting stiff and can help with circulation.
SLEEP: More and more studies are showing the link between sleep and wellness. Allowing your body the time to rest, naturally recover and produce Growth Hormone (which your body does while you sleep) is one of the best (and easiest) things that you can do.