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What to Do After a Workout

When Exercise is Over, the Work Isn't

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  • CIRANDELLA
    A visit to the Cheesecake Factory or other hypercalorific eating emporium may prance through your brain in a most fleeting way, but resist, resist, resist!
  • And after all that, when you get home, reward yourself with a nice cup of tea and take a nap, right?
  • I have recently read that pre workout stretching hasn't been shown to reduce the occurrance of injury. However, after 25 years of stretch, warmup, run, cooldown, stretch, I'm unlikely to change the routine that's kept me injury free through age 65. As long as the stretching is gentle and not done to the point of pain, I think it's OK to do it. Not every body is the same and mine seems to respond well to it. Staying active has never been my problem, but overeating is.
  • LJGALLO
    This needs to be updated. Stretching before a workout can cause damage to tissues and eating that much after a workout should be reserved for endurance athletes. The rest of us surely don't work THAT hard for that long, to require that much fuel to rebuild tissue. Besides if you have really broken down that much muscle you are endangering yourself not exercising. What happened to common sense?
  • MSJCRECY1
    I Agree You should always do a cool down after any workout, I myself do Turbo Kickboxing and after I am done the most important thing to do after all that kicking and cardio is a cool down with streches! :)
  • MEEWOK78
    I love this advice. I usually work out during my lunch break 4-5 times/wk (I'm fortunate enough to work for an employer that allows me to take 2.5-hr breaks in the middle of the day). I've noticed a real change in my body, not only from exercising every day, but from doing 3 things right after my workout: drinking lots of water, eating plenty of protein & low-glycemic carbs, and avoiding the empty calories of sports drinks. This article is totally spot-on and a great reminder of how important mindful consumption of food and drinks is--especially for our post-exercise bodies!
  • LOVINLIFE_12
  • I warm up for 5 minutes prior to my workout, and I spend another 5 cooling down, and another 5 or so stretching afterwards. My post workout fuel is a smoothie made with Plain Greek yogurt, strawberries, banana, almond milk, ice, and a packet of Truvia sweetener.
  • I have a great stretch (static) after my workouts; works great for me. When I start strength or cardio, I just start gradually and do not bother doing stretches.
  • SANDIBETTS1
    I appreciate the articles--thanks for the strech AFTER the workout note sent by a reader.
  • When speaking about refueling post workout is that solely when doing strength training or should the same be said if you only completed a cardio workout?
  • CHEREEW
    This article seems outdated. The stretching before a workout has been reported as being detrimental to your muscles, not only in coach Nicole's article, but on several "health" shows on TV and in numerous articles. The tuna sandwich, great but no more than 2x p/week, mercury levels people!
  • TARA-LEER
    I love reading SparkPeoples articles. I may not have time to go through all the content yet and make proper use of all the tools provided but in my spare few minutes I find alot of tips and information to help me out.
    Thank you to everyone who makes this journey of getting healthy fun, exciting and easier.
  • Thanks for the reminder.
  • I'm very confused by this article. Everything I've read here says its pointless to stretch before a workout. Warmups yes but not warmup, stretch, warmup again, workout.

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