What should you do after your workout?
Incorporating stretching into your daily workout routine is essential. As you increase your training load you will put extra stress and demand on your body. Stretching is a form of recovery for your body. Try ending every session with stretching the muscles you have exercised. This time is as important as warming up. Your body is still warm and stretching can help avoid lactic acid build-up in your muscles, and can also help avoid muscles shrinkage after of your workout. In short, with a few minutes of stretching you will feel less stiff, less sore and you will get the full benefits of your work. It will also increase your flexibility and may lower your risk of injury.
Remember that it should be a relaxing and enjoyable moment. You have given your best during your workout, take the time to focus your attention on yourself, body and mind!
Do it slowly. You should feel the stretch but it shouldn’t be painful.
Breathe deeply into each stretch and hold the position about 30 seconds
Drink some water
Don’t forget to hydrate after your workout. You've worked hard and you need to replenish your body fluids to avoid dehydration. Drinking some water helps you cool down and bring your heart rate to a normal pace. We see many Sport drinks or Soda full of sugar on the market. However, after a moderate workout, water is the best choice of drink. I know many of us exercise because they want to maintain or reach a healthy weight. You’ve just spent some calories, it would be a pity to drink a soda containing more calories than you’ve actually spent! Don’t waste your efforts.