5 Simple Tips to Recover Faster From a Workout

Feeling sore after a workout may be common, but that doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable. Having sore, tired muscles slows you down and can get in the way of your next workout and overall comfort. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to help you recover faster after a workout! Here are some simple tips.

STRETCH BEFORE AND AFTER

It might seem time consuming and unimportant, but stretching properly before AND after a workout can really help your muscles recover faster.

Try some dynamic stretches before your workout (think high knees, jumping jacks, arm circles) to warm up the body and get the body ready for exercise. Even if you are just going for a walk, these exercises can help prep the body for further movement.

After a workout, do longer static stretches where you hold a stretch for about 20-30 seconds. Try seated leg stretches, tricep stretches, hip stretches, and lower back stretches. Don’t rush these types of stretches and if you feel any pain stop immediately.

APPLY GENTLE HEAT

After a tough workout, apply some warmth! Using a heating pad can help increase blood flow, leading to faster repair and recovery.

WALK IT OFF

If you are trying to recover from a workout, sometimes the LAST thing you might want to do is go for a walk. But some light walking can, once again, increase blood flow and help your muscles feel less rigid. You don’t have to walk a marathon to get the benefits. Just try to get up and move around often..

GET ENOUGH PROTEIN

Consuming enough protein in your diet not only helps with way more than just recovery after a workout. The amino acids found in protein helps repair and rebuild, as well as helps keep you full, aids in healthy looking hair and skin, and can aid in weight loss.

Aim for a serving of protein (around 10-20g at least) every time you eat to help you get what your body needs.

Here are some quick and healthy sources of protein:

  • Cottage cheese and string cheese
  • Sliced turkey
  • Raw nuts and seeds (just watch your portions)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Protein bars- pay attention to the added sugars
  • Protein shakes like rePLACE
  • Hard-boiled eggs (use our CRAFTED seasonings to make them even better)

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