When you’ve just done a difficult and intense muscle or cardio workout, the most important thing is to ensure that your body has the chance to recover properly. To help sore muscles, and for your body to get the most out of exercise, it’s vital to do several things post-workout.
After running or doing weights, you need to cool down and allow your heart rate to gradually slow down. In terms of running, this could mean slowing down to a jog or walk towards the end. For muscle workouts, this might involve doing stretches. As well as ensuring your muscles don’t tighten up, stretching will improve your general flexibility and mobility. If you have more time, you can also cool down by swimming a few laps of the pool, or by engaging in some yoga poses. Whatever you choose, spend 10-15 minutes to properly close out your workout so you never again have to ask yourself “why am I so sore after working out?”
When your muscles are sore or aching, applying CBD muscle rub will help cool and soothe them, no matter what your skin type is. You can also try our quick-absorbing CBD spray on oils. If you’re a professional athlete, worried about contamination issues, consider our 0% thc CBD oil. It’s the safest available CBD oil and ideal for supporting your active lifestlye. If you’d like to have CBD in your system over a prolonged period, our CBD capsules will ensure you benefit from them throughout the working day.
Exercise and sweating can rapidly dehydrate your body. So one of the most important things is to drink water afterwards (and during exercise) to rehydrate. Water is vital to your body’s recovery, so always have a ready supply available. It helps normalise your electrolyte balance and prevents fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea and general discomfort.
Water also helps you absorb important nutrients from food, while preventing muscle proteins from breaking down.
Immediately after a workout, your muscles are dying for quick-acting protein to replace the muscle protein breakdown that is occurring. By consuming a fast-acting whey protein shake, your body quickly absorbs nutrients and instigates the protein synthesis that helps your muscles grow.
You might be thinking about what food is good for muscle recovery. Well, during workouts, your body’s main source of fuel is glycogen. This is stored in the muscles and comes from the carbohydrates that you eat. So consuming carbs keeps your body fuelled up for the rest of the day, also ensuring that you feel fresh and recovered when the next workout session comes around.
There are plenty of other bits of post-workout advice – such as consuming potassium and sodium – that can help your body recover properly. The key is to make them as much a part of your routine as the exercise itself. Try them alongside our CBD products to give your muscles help.
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