5 Things To Do After Every Workout

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You’re constantly told what to do before and during a workout but what about after you’re done? Here are 5 practices you should tack on to the end of every workout. By following these workout recovery guidelines, you’ll make the most of your time spent in the gym:

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1. Cool down. A simple five-minute cool-down is sufficient in preventing the pooling of blood in your extremities, which can otherwise make you dizzy and increase your risk of fainting.

2. Stretch! Once your heart rate is slow and steady, stretching your muscles and joints while they’re still warm helps prevent tight muscles and stiff joints and improves your flexibility.