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When you exercise, how do you feel after you’ve finished? How long does it take before that feeling of exhaustion and fatigue goes away? If you stick mostly to rest and some water, there are other steps you can take as well to help you speed up your recovery.

  • Stretch. When you exercise, how do you feel after you’ve finished? How long does it take before that feeling of exhaustion and fatigue goes away? If you stick mostly to rest and some water, there are other steps you can take as well to help you speed up your recovery.
  • Fuel your body. You’ve just worked your muscles beyond their average capacity, so they feel depleted. Consuming some post-workout protein refuels them and helps them to grow. This is especially important if your last meal was hours before. Go for 20-50 grams of protein post-workout (depending on bodyweight). One suggestion is to take a good quality whey powder for rapid absorption rate.
  • Get quality sleep. Your body heals best when asleep, yet too often, people average less than six hours a night. Sleep restores the body to its best condition, and this includes your muscles. Ideally, aim for seven hours (athletes should try for even closer to nine) by adjusting your schedule and making sure you power down your technology early enough so you can easily fall asleep.
  • Rest. If you want to speed up your recovery so you can exercise more effectively, you must allow your body proper downtime. Pace yourself so you have some days where you exercise lightly (or not at all) to stimulate blood flow and reduce muscle pain. On your recovery days, swim, jog or do a lighter set of your usual exercises.

When you exercise, you’re making your body stronger, but you also need to allow the recovery time it needs as well. For any other healthy tips, go to the experts at Medical Professionals.


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