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What to Do After a Workout

When Exercise is Over, the Work Isn't


  • Great article. - 2/12/2008 4:45:07 PM
  • SHERI1969
    This is so true. My family has always been into fitness and being busy until the last few years. I always knew that even when you are done working out, you still have to take care of your body. It also should be noted that you should allow at least one day a week to let your body repair itself. My dad's trainer told him that. I take Sundays. Advice more people should follow is in this article. - 2/4/2008 11:46:51 PM
    thanks for the great article.I didn't know about refueling and my trainer insisted on NOT eating anything after wokout.I'll appreciate your reminder . - 1/31/2008 5:34:19 AM
  • Good article. My friend/co-worker walk during our lunch break. When we come back we eat lunch, but sometimes lunch doesn't set well. This article gave me some great tips. I've lost 4 1/2 pounds!

    - 1/22/2008 1:14:11 PM
  • Thank you for that health tip. I did not know how important it was to stretch before and after a workout. I am diabetic, have high blood pressure, and I can surely see the benefits of the cool down, drinking water, stretching, and eating afterwards. - 1/21/2008 10:01:46 PM
  • Stretching after exercise (whether cardio or strength training) is even more important in my experience than stretching beforehand. It really does help reduce soreness. - 1/21/2008 11:12:33 AM
  • CYNDY55
    Very good article! Before I can practice hitting & driving golf balls, I have to stretch.I have to put my club on my back shoulders with one hand on each end of the club. And turn back and forth. I am still a little sore, but it helps. You use your whole body when you're out playing either a 9-hole or 18-hole golf course. I really feel very relaxed after I play! - 1/20/2008 10:25:05 PM
  • Thank you for the wonderful advice. - 1/20/2008 6:16:24 PM
    Stretching feels soooooo good after a workout, whether cardio or strength training. It seems to give me more energy, too. - 1/20/2008 1:11:19 PM
  • I always cool down after cardio and I always stretch after strength training, but I don't stretch after cardio. I will now. I guess another benefit is that you're stretching more frequently so you'll get more flexible! - 1/20/2008 11:59:38 AM
    The thing I like best about SparkPeople is that I am always learning new tips that improves my life! This free article is a must read for everyone in a personal training program! (My expensive personal trainer has not told me any of this, and I have suffered from extremely sore muscles and never knew why....) - 1/20/2008 11:56:11 AM
  • What if the only time you can work out is later in the evening? I get to the gym sometimes as late as 8 pm. I work and go to school full time so that is the only time I can make it. Should I still eat afterwards? - 1/20/2008 11:14:55 AM
  • excellent article!
    so many times we move on to the 'next thing' and forget what should be second nature!
    thanks for for the reminder! - 1/20/2008 9:27:23 AM
  • Refueling after my workouts is something that I'm definitely going to add to my routine for the next month. My routine has needed some "tweaking" and I'm going to see what this will do for busting the plateau! - 1/20/2008 8:32:33 AM
    Refueling your body ASAP after exercise is more important than any other meal, besides breakfast. This will only make you stronger and ready to tackle your next exercise session!

    Nancy - 1/20/2008 8:22:53 AM

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