Recovery is an important part of exercising. You need to give your body time to rest and heal if you want to maximize building strength.
However, the truth is that bodily discomfort cannot be eliminated completely, especially if you work out every day. The important thing is to know how to handle it and help your body recover.
Eat And Drink Properly
Proper nutrition and hydration are important after working out. Recent studies have shown that dehydration is strongly linked to physical discomfort, so drink enough fluids after a workout. If you want, you can choose a drink with electrolytes to help your body recover better. Also, keep a light snack in your bag and munch on it after your training session. Protein can help build and strengthen your muscles. A protein bar or a whey protein shake is good for post-workout fueling.
Enjoy “Light” Days
If you are experiencing some discomfort because of a workout, staying in bed all day might be a bad idea. You need to do something that will keep your body active. However, you don’t have to push your limits. Schedule light days when you can do activities like meditation or yoga. If you still want to lift weights, try lifting only 25-30% of the weight you normally use.
Don’t Rush Your Progress
It’s nice to see your body getting stronger and better, but taking things too fast can do more harm than good. Remember that fitness is a lifelong commitment, so you don’t really have to hasten your progress. Taking things too fast also puts you at a higher risk for injury.
Stretch Properly After Your Workout
Don’t rush out of the gym as soon as you finish your last set. Do some light stretching to release tension and increase your range of motion. If you don’t have a trainer, make sure you don’t overstretch. You might also want to consider using a foam roller or getting a massage.
Have An Epsom Salt Bath
Ever heard of Epsom salt? Athletes use it to soothe their body after a tiring workout. It’s affordable, simple, and safe for everyday use. What’s more, it can help you combat fatigue and stress.
Better Bath Better Body’s Athlete Bath Soak is perfect after a tiring day at the gym. It is enhanced with fragrant pine and eucalyptus essential oils. Just add it to your bath water to treat your body to a calming experience unlike any other.
Check out our other blends and make Epsom salt a part of your post-workout routine.