Post Workout Musts!
If you are serious about your fitness, then you do need to help your body after a workout. You have a short window during your post workout to help your body. If your not that serious, then don’t worry about it. Your body will eventually recover and get what it needs, assuming you eat a healthy diet.
But if you are like me, you are serious and you want to up your game and help your body then there are 3 things you need to have after you’ve pushed yourself in your workout.
1. Protein. Your body ramps up protein synthesis after a workout so by giving it protein you are helping your body. Proteins from meats and dairy are good. You want low fat protein so it’s slows down the absorption. And a good quality whey protein powder is usually the go to for post workout.
2. Carbs. When you exercise, you tap your blood sugar as well as backup carb stores in your liver and muscles. You need refill them just like gas in a car. So to refuel we need to consume healthy carbs post workout.
3. Water. You sweat when you exercise. Sometimes it evaporates too fast for you to notice it, but you are sweating. You need to replenish this fluid in your body. Remember our bodies are about 50 – 60% water and water plays a big role in many of our bodily functions. So grab a tall one or better yet sip it before, during and post workout.
My life is super busy and I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I also like easy! So I take the guess work out of what to have post workout. I just go with my fav post workout shake. The one I drink also has a little something extra to help with sore muscles. And I definitely need today!
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