Proactive Muscle Recovery For Your Workout
Whether you have the ‘No pain, no gain!’ mentality or prefer to yoga your way to better health, your workout is not complete without proper rest and muscle recovery. Exercise stresses the body, causing microscopic injury to muscle cells. While you are pushing for the changes that lead to better overall health, your body’s tissues are becoming stressed. It’s important to give yourself the proper tools to recover when training, which begins with how you prepare your body before, during and after exercise.
To recover from your workout efficiently, you must give your body the nourishment it needs. As a general guideline:
Before workout: Hydrate with the best drink before a workout — water. Athletes need to stock up on fluids before exercise and replenish those lost through sweat to regulate temperature, lubricate joints and keep nutrients and waste moving through the body. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recommends drinking 17-20 ounces of water a few hours before working out. Additionally, eat healthy carbs and avoid saturated fats.
During workout: Get proper workout hydration during exercise — approximately 7-10 ounces of fluid every 10-20 minutes. If working out for longer than an hour, The American Heart Association recommends eating a healthy carb every 30 minutes.
After workout: ACE also says to drink 16-20 ounces of fluid for every pound of body weight lost during exercise. Feed your muscles the necessary fuel to recover. Bananas are a good source of potassium, which is important in muscular energy. Additionally, exercise recovery drinks, like RESQWATER, consist of a core group of substances that can help the body combat the aftereffects of exercise. RESQWATER’s combination includes some of the best ingredients available.RESQWATER is a new category of workout recovery drinks called Proactive Recovery. Learn more about how RESQWATER can help your body after a workout.