As soon as you are done with a workout the easiest thing to do would probably be to fall on your couch in exhaustion. Although it seems like the most convenient thing it’s actually not the healthiest choice to just take a seat after exercising. Here’s what you should do in order to maximize the effects of the time spent working out;
Cooling down, Despite its name is not standing under a cooling fan. Cooling down involves bringing your heart rate down. Especially after doing high energy exercises such as cardio, it becomes a necessity in order to stop blood from pooling in your blood vessels. Cooling down can also help prevent dizziness and remove metabolic waste that builds up during the exercise process. Lactic acid is more effectively removed from the body gradually than by a sudden stop.
This seems to be one of the most satisfying and easiest but somehow still passed over parts of the exercise routine. Stretching helps restore flexibility in the body after a workout and also provides a calming effect on the body. To act as a guide during a post-workout routine, muscles are supposed to be stretched until some discomfort but not pain is felt.
This might seem like an obvious point of reference but it is also one of the most important parts of the workout process. The human body is composed primarily of water and sweating plus heavy breathing during working out can diminish the amount of moisture in the body by up to 2 per cent of your weight. Rehydrate after exercising to replenish this supply.
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