It’s always a good idea to add exercise and movement into your daily routine. Exercising regularly can keep your heart, body and mind healthy. Exercise can also increase endorphins, which is what keeps you happy. Breaking a sweat is the best way to keep your metabolism in check, and keep any excess weight off. Being overweight can lead to many other health issues down the road. However, you may be totally sabotaging your workouts by what you do once the workout is done.
Whether you're focusing on cardio, or hitting the weights, you’ll need to make sure you focus just as much on your recovery as you do on your actual workout. In order for your muscles to recover, build strength, and also to lose weight effectively, you can follow these simple tips to ensure your post workout provides you with the best benefits.
While you workout, you sweat. This means your body is losing water, salt, and electrolytes. It is important to make sure that you stay hydrated post workout to avoid dehydration and to replenish your body with these essential nutrients.
Along with replenishing your body with water and electrolytes, you need to pay attention to what you’re eating as well. Protein will help build muscle tissue while carbohydrates give your muscles the energy they need to refuel. Try to avoid any junk foods or foods with added sugar.
Getting a solid 6-8 hours of sleep every night is essential in helping your body heal and reset. If you are working out regularly but you’re not getting adequate sleep you may experience fatigue, lack of energy, mood swings, and you may not see the results you’re hoping for like building muscle or losing weight.
We hope these 3 simple tips can help you reach your fitness goals! At Physicians Age Management/Longevity Med, our number one priority is your health. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We want to help you on your journey to better health and a longer life. Contact us today for a free consultation.