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It’s a mistake to put your feet up after a workout: do these 5 things instead

habits personal develop wellness Sep 15, 2021

Did you know that what you do after a workout is just as important as what you do before it?  Technically speaking, it’s probably even more important than working out itself.  The average person assumes that the best way to get the most out of exercise is by training ferociously. 

But all this effort actually has to be channeled into conditioning your body to grow.  Practicing strategic post-workout habits makes it possible to heal the body, and adapt comfortably to an active lifestyle.


Make the Most of Your Time and Effort

“The things people do after exercising could either undermine all of that hard work, or speed-up results. How you eat and what you do in the hours following exercise can dramatically impact whether your body continues to burn more calories, repair, and build muscle in all the places you want it —or if you simply plateau and don’t see any results,”advises Fitness Expert Jasmine Garnsworthy.  

Here are some wholesome habits to include in your post-workout routine


Stretching after a workout is a great way to prevent tension and cramping. It elongates muscle tissue and allows it to loosen up so that rejuvenation happens quickly.


Drinking water after a workout is an excellent way to replenish metabolism. Physical activity naturally stimulates calorie burning, and this process requires molecules supplied by hydration.


Measure How Long it Took to Feel Fatigue

If you find yourself not feeling winded after a workout, that’s a good sign that you could be plateauing.  The only way to make exponential gains from keeping fit is by challenging your physiology.

Take a Dose of Protein and Supplements

Ingesting whey protein and supplements after a workout helps with recovery. It does this by replenishing glycogen and repairing torn muscle with refined healing nutrients. 


The best way to implement a constructive post-workout routine is through detailed awareness of what you do after exercising. Instead of hitting the shower and rushing to move on with the rest of your day, gradually cool down your body. Tend to the anatomical areas you were targeting with exercise and foster your healing deliberately.