Hindustan Times


By Neha Yadav
Published Jan 18, 2023

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8 Tips For Post-Workout Recovery 

Here's how you can recover muscle strength and ease the pain after a vigorous workout routine

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Robust exercise leads to perspiration and water loss. Drink water a few minutes after your workout session

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Stay hydrated

Drinking water helps regulate the body temperature and maintains blood pressure

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It is also important to do stretching after your workout session as it helps your muscles relax and prevents cramping

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Massage helps in fast recovery and prevents muscle soreness. It also helps lower pain and stress levels

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Use a foam roller post-workout for fast muscle recovery. It also helps improve joint and muscle functioning

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Foam roller

Consuming healthy food helps restore energy and provides nutrition for muscle repair. It also helps prevent cell and tissue damage

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Nutritious diet

This is one of the common recovery methods. Ice bath helps reduce soreness and prevents tissue breakdown

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Ice Bath

Compression helps reduce swelling and aids in tissue repair. It also helps remove lactic acid accumulated in muscles

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 You can also choose to wear compression garments for knees, elbows, etc to prevent muscle fatigue

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Exercising continuously for seven days can lead to physical exhaustion. It is crucial to schedule a rest day for recovering and restoring energy

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Schedule a rest day

Taking adequate sleep is essential for muscle repair. It helps reduce stress and regulates blood pressure

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