Exercise - While beneficial for you physically and mentally, can be hard on the body. To get leaner, stronger, and faster we must push ourselves to new limits and that means breaking down our muscle tissue to regrow them even stronger. A proper workout plan will be challenging and will probably make your body sore - especially when first starting a program. Use these tips to help recover and heal more quickly:
Eat - It is essential to have both carbohydrates and protein within 45 minutes of finishing a workout. During this time your body is primed to refuel and recover your muscles so they are stronger and less sore the next day. Waiting longer than 45 minutes and your body shuts down this recovery process. Eat a protein bar, eggs and fruit, Greek yogurt, or a balanced meal after exercise.
Sleep - Our bodies recover and regenerate during sleep, not during our awake times. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night is imperative to maintaining a healthy immune system and strong muscles. Make sleep a priority in your life to feel your best.
Stretch & Roll - At the end of your workout you need to spend 10 minutes doing static stretches and using the foam roller on your tight muscles. Strength training and cardio both break down your muscles so stretching and foam rolling are a great way to self-massage and recover.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefined