Last week, we talked about getting the most out of your workouts with the Better Body System. Today, we’re going to talk about another key part of maximizing your results: healthy exercise recovery!
The Importance of Recovery
When it comes to fitness, most of us focus solely on our workouts. But it’s important to remember that your muscles don’t get stronger during your workout; they get stronger when they recover from your workout. Overtraining can stall your progress, lead to overuse injuries, and have a negative effect on your emotional health, so it’s important to take adequate time to recover. Make it a part of your routine and treat it with the same importance as your workouts!
Supplementing Your Workouts
After a hard workout, your body needs nutrients for optimal recovery, and Fun and YES are the perfect way to get them!
Protein is one of the most important nutrients post-workout. Research suggests protein supplementation can enhance recovery and aid in growth and maintenance of lean muscle mass, so it can be an invaluable part of your post-workout routine. YES, the Yoli Essential Shake, offers twelve grams of high-quality whey protein to give your muscles what they need to recover and get stronger!*
Electrolytes are also important because they help maintain a healthy fluid balance within your body, so you need to replace them to best recover from your workout. Fun features both Alkalete and Enduramin, a proprietary blend of electrolytes, to help you improve your exercise recovery. It’s also great for hydration!*
Cooling Down and Stretching
After a hard workout, you may be tempted to head straight home to take a shower. But instead of rushing from the treadmill or the weight room to your car, take a few minutes to cool down and do some light stretching to help prevent soreness and allow your heart rate to return to normal. Your muscles will thank you later!
Taking Rest Days
A healthy exercise routine will incorporate rest days to give your body the chance to recover. The frequency of your rest days will depend on your workout of choice, the intensity and duration of your exercise, and other factors. If you’re working with a trainer, they’ll help you determine how to schedule your rest days. If not, try taking a rest day every other day or every third day. The most important thing is finding the right routine for you, so experiment to find what keeps you feeling great!
Your body needs adequate sleep to recover from physical activity, so if you want to see results from your workouts, make sleep a priority. Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night, and we encourage you to make that a focus in your healthy lifestyle. If getting enough sleep is something you struggle with, try using Dream!
Healthy exercise recovery is just as important as your workouts, so make it a priority. For more tips for transforming your lifestyle, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.