If you can believe it or not, your post workout routine can be just as important as your actual workout. Here are a few steps that we follow to make us feel our best after feeling the burn.
You know you should drink water before and during a workout, but don’t forget too after! Post-workout is when your body can take up fluids most efficiently, so be sure to drink a big glass of water within 30 mins after exercising.
After moisture loss from sweat, a cold shower can boost your skin’s natural moisture barrier much better than hot water can. Hot water dries the sebum layer of the skin, which provides moisture and protection to the body and hair. Taking cold showers will not dry out this layer of skin; therefore, the skin will maintain its natural hydration. If showering in cold water is daunting, merely finishing with a frigid spritz can do the trick.
Vitamins are great for your health and for helping your muscles recover after a tough workout. According to Live Strong for tissue repair, creating new tissue cells and fighting inflammation include: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Zinc, Selenium and Magnesium.
In addition to taking supplements such as vitamins for muscle growth and repair, make sure the recovery period after your workout is filled with healthy food and plenty of hydration.
It’s easy to stretch your arms and legs post but giving your back a good stretch is also a great recovery. Here is stretch routine we follow that will allow for a gentle, but deep back stretch that will keep you loose and relieve tension.
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Need some extra TLC to help you relax after your daily sweat sesh? Heat up Cooper Fit rapid relief neck and shoulder wrap to really help you wind down. You will melt into relaxation when you indulge in this wrap!
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