Exercising is amazing, but it’s likely that many times you’ve found yourself aching the day after and unable to exercise again until the pain goes. While this is normal to a certain degree, it shouldn’t stop you from living day to day life either. However, there are some routines that you should be taking on so that the day after a good workout you’re ready to tackle the day and also able to get back to exercising faster than before. Turn these tips into habits and you’ll find yourself much more willing to exercise and become the healthiest you can be.
We’ve all heard of warming down after an exercise, but do you do it properly? Your muscles have just been through some intense workouts and are currently extremely tense. You need to give your body enough time and attention so that it can warm down properly to prevent cramps and pain the next day. Be sure to properly stretch out all of your muscles, and give your body enough time to cool down to normal temperature. Don’t rush your warming down session otherwise you’ll regret it the next day.
Get a massage
Every now and then it’s a good idea to treat yourself to a deep tissue massage. This will allow your body to fully relax, and give your muscles the tender loving care that they desire. While exercising is an essential part of keeping fit, allowing your muscles to relax and feel good will do them the world of good. Plus, it’s a great way of treating yourself after working so hard on your exercise regime!
Many people who exercise fail to drink enough water, and end up feeling lightheaded and unable to continue with their workout. Many energy drinks are mistaken for energy that should be used for workouts, when in fact they are made to stimulate the brain and falsely give you the impression that you’re hydrated. Make sure that you drink water before, during and after your workout so that the sweat and hydration lost during will never leave you feeling ill or unable to continue. Also, being hydrated will help your muscles recover more quickly post workout; therefore allowing you to get back to your regime sooner rather than later.
Get enough sleep
Another mistake that people make when it comes to recovering after exercise is not getting enough sleep. Make sure that you are getting the recommended amount for your body type and sex as regularly as possible. Much alike water, sleep will help your body recover too, and you will wake the next day refreshed and ready to take on your day to day routine.
Put these great post exercise habits into your routine and you will find it much easier to get over a hard workout. Remember that everyone needs plenty of rest, water, the right food, and also time for your muscles to relax. You can do this!