3 Tips to Relax Muscles After Exercise

Last updated: July 25, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. PT

Originally published: July 15, 2020, at 1:33 p.m. PT

3 tips to relax muscles

It feels great to push your body while breaking a sweat with intense exercise, but the recovery from exercise is just as important as the workout itself! Here are three tips for relaxing your muscles after exercise.

1. Stretch

Stretching improve muscle elasticity and increase muscle control, flexibility, and range. Check out this Stretching Series Workout or this 7-minute Stretch Workout for some ideas!

2. Get Enough Sleep

Try and get between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. While you sleep, your muscles repair themselves. 

3. Take a Cold Shower

Taking a cold shower after a workout helps more blood flow to the muscles. It also aids in the decrease of inflammation of muscles, joints, and tendons.

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