Not all of us would accept the fact that what you do after you are done exercising matters almost (if not entirely) as much as gym time itself is noteworthy. Many young people would usually quit going to the gym or working out at home because they spend so much time and energy at it each day and yet, even after months of putting in all the effort they still only manage to cross level one whereby they apparently should be at level eight point five.
Many times this is because they focus only on their time at the gym and the routine life before and after that remains unmodified. That is where they go wrong. The following is a list of stuff that, if you do, you need to stop doing if you don’t want your efforts going down the trench.
Ignoring your water bottle
It has been pretty much emphasized over time just how if there’s one thing that you sincerely need to keep monitoring during workouts, it is none other than your body hydration level. Most of the times when we are at the gym, all the lifting, squats and lunges take so much of our focus that we forget our water bottle completely. Therefore, it is quite beneficial to replace all those electrolytes (high five if you don’t remember your chemistry) once you are done with the workout and you need lots and lots of water intake.
Sitting idle for the rest of the day
So maybe you are habitual of doing this or maybe we can just blame the 9 to 5 job for making you sit and do desktop work after hitting the gym in the morning. Nevertheless, moving around and keeping those muscles busy is important to avoid that akra hua jism kinda feeling afterwards in the longer run. When you keep moving and don’t sit idle for too long after working out, this improves your blood pressure and helps keep the soreness away.
Not Getting Enough Rest
Now it’s this point and the previous between which you need to draw a very fine line. You cannot let your body loose completely for the rest of the day, neither should you keep it running to the extent that it literally says to you maaf kardo, please. Your muscles need their time to repair and prepare you for the next day’s workout. You need your ample amount of sleep.
Consuming Fatty Foods
This is one of the worst things you can ever present your body with after a trip to the gym. Your body and specifically the blood stream is highly active after that workout session, and if at that time you bombard it with a supply of fats, it’s going to hamper your digestive system making it perform slower. Not exactly something you’d like when burning calories, hmm?
Skipping that Post-Work Out Meal
Please stop thinking this isn’t necessary and that it’s okay to skip once in a while, because it certainly isn’t and the effects this can have on your body are quiet adverse. Take the perfect example of a Mehran gaari that is running on the highway without getting proper service and running low on oil. Or imagine your cellphone on ultimate battery saving mode. That’s what your body becomes if you starve yourself after exercising.