Rest and recovery are essential parts of any workout. How you recover after your workout has a significant impact on your fitness goals and performance. Check out some of our favorite tips to help you recover the right way!

  1. Replace lost fluids: You lose a large amount of fluid during exercise. Ideally, you should be replacing it during exercise, but filling up after exercise is an easy way to boost your recovery.
  2. Eat healthy recovery foods: After depleting your energy stores with exercise, you need to refuel. If you expect your body to recover, repair tissues, get stronger, and be ready for the next challenge, refueling with healthy foods is key.
  3. Rest and relax: Hard workouts can prove to be taxing on both the musculoskeletal system and nervous systems. Time is one of the best ways to recover (or heal) from an intense workout, illness, or injury.
  4. Stretch! This is a simple and fast way to help your muscles recover.

Avoid overtraining:  Excessive exercise, heavy training at every session, or a lack of rest days will limit your fitness gains from exercise and undermine your recovery efforts.