Monday, May 25, 2015

What to do after a workout!

I used to think after a workout I'd just need to shower but apparently that's not the way to go! Here are a few tips I've learned on what to do right after a work out session.

1. The Cool Down

Whether it was an intense workout or not, cooling down is just as important as stretching before the workout! This would recover your body and bring your heart rate back down to its normal state. Try cooling down for around 15-20 minutes.

2. Post Workout Stretch

Just how your pre stretch prepares your muscles for the workout, the post workout stretch prevents you from having sore muscles possibly later on the day. Plus it feels amazing when you relax your muscles!

3. Rehydration

You would definitely want to restore all the body fluids you have just lost by drinking a good amount of water. You can even add slices of lemon or fruit to give your water some flavor. If you're feeling a little peckish, you can have something light, like a muesli bar or a bowl of fruits.

4. Shower

Oh the glorious shower! You definitely do not want to miss this step. I know some of you would probably feel super lazy and tired after a workout but it's a crucial step, trust me! This will prevent you from getting infections in the future, also it will prevent you from getting acne, since the sweat and grime will surely help acne grow.

5. Washing your Workout Clothes

Washing your workout clothes right after a workout is the best idea. Sweat stains and you surely don't want the odor to stick either! Just throw in your workout clothes in the laundry as you're getting ready for your shower.

Let me know if you'd like to see my daily morning workout routine or tips on what to do before a workout! I will also record my 'Journey to gorgeous abs' every week! 

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