Going to the gym is hard enough, so it's VITAL to maximize your post-workout routine to reap the benefits of your efforts! The great news is that a few, simple changes can lead to BIG results in your body.
Okay, simple, right? You'd think so, but studies show that those who consistently refuled post-workout showed significantly better recovery and muscle repair. Not sure how much water to drink? Weigh yourself before and after exercise - for every pound lost, drink at least 24oz. Hint: This is a lot of water, so be sure to drink before, during, AND after your workout.
I'm sure you've heard before that protein is essential for muscle repair - and that's true! But adequate high-quality carbohydrate consumption is just as important! Consuming the right carbs will accelerate necessary tissue repair post-workout. So, what types of foods should you eat? GREAT QUESTION!
Not only are almonds delicious, but they are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are a great source of Omega-6 fatty acids that perform especially well in aiding recuperation from intense exercise. Almonds also contain magnesium and B vitamins that help convert food to energy.
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Did you know that Cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar tolerance which leads to faster tissue repair and glycogen replenishment? Dates are wonderful at increasing muscle strength as they contain magnesium, manganese, and selenium, all of which are important for bone and blood health.
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Pretty hard to argue with this one! A good night's sleep is one of the best things you can do to help your body recover after a grueling workout or intense training session. Proper sleep will help you heal faster and reduce the recovery period so that you can restore your full strength faster. Aim for 7 - 8 hours a night.