We all know that nutrition and time in the gym are important to keep you healthy, but many people forget that what you do after your workout is almost as important as what you do during it.
That’s why it’s so important to make time to stretch after you’ve done a workout. The Malestrom recently highlighted a number of the main reasons why stretching is so beneficial, including that it enhances the blood flow to your muscles bringing them vital oxygen and nutrients, as well as helping to release the build-up of lactic acid.
But there are a few other things you need to do too. Hydrating is one that’s vital, because everything your body is trying to do after a workout will require fluids.
Women’s Health recently highlighted a few of the best post-workout tools available to help you stay fit and relax tight muscles after a training session.
Most of the suggestions are relatively simple too, and easy to incorporate into your post-workout routine.
Among them is using the RumbleRoller Beastie to get into tight spots and relax muscles - this works in the same way as a foam roller, but because it’s covered in hard protruding bumps, it can really get into the likes of your glutes, hips and shoulders in a way that the larger foam roller can’t.
Soaking in a bath with Epsom salts has long been known to be a great way to recover from a workout. Picking a bath salt blend that also features eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils will not only leave your muscles feeling soothed, but also be very relaxing - perfect to help you get a good night’s sleep.
For help getting into good routines, use online personal training to keep you on track, day and night.