Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Workout?

June 6, 2017

When you have found the perfect workout class, sport, or gym routine that works for you, it can feel like you have conquered the impossible. Enjoying fitness and taking your health seriously can be a lot of fun, but it can be a bit of a challenge to get it right and feel comfortable with the schedule you are working with. So, when it does feel right, you can often want to give yourself a huge high five. However, even if you have found a fitness routine that works well for you, are you 100% sure that you are getting the most out of it? If you are not, here are a few tips for maximizing each workout:

Sleep Right

First of all, you are going to want to start getting your sleeping pattern down. Although it can often seem like that fun activity you do at the end of every day, sleep is so important to not only your workouts, but your health levels overall. Our bodies heal when we sleep, so you are getting a big energy boost every night that can help with your fitness routine, however only if you are getting enough sleep. So, every night, make sure you are sleeping well.

Fuel Your Body Before

Food is also another hugely important factor when it comes to your workouts. To be able to perform to the best of your abilities during each workout, you are going to need to make sure you fuel your body. Although you may think it is okay to grab a snack on the way out of the door, you will notice the difference in how well your can push your body at training or in the gym when you have tucked into the right pre-workout foods beforehand.

Make It Count

Then, when you are body is fully fueled and ready to go, you are going to want to make sure that you actually make your workout count. If you are planning on giving it only half of the effort it deserves, you may as well stay home. So, make sure you push as hard as you can when you are training. Also, you might find a vibration plate, like in this review, can boost your workout and make sure that you are burning more fat as you train.

Refuel, Burn, And Nourish

After your workout, the food you eat is equally (if not more) important as what you eat before. Right now, your body is searching for energy, so you need to be fueling it right. Whether you have worked out on the treadmill, hit the weights, or played a sports, you need to make you post-workout meal count as much as your pre-workout meal too.

Stay Hydrated Throughout

And finally, make sure that you are drinking enough water before, during, and after your workout. Our bodies are like machines that need fuel to keep going, and water is the most important of all. When you are properly hydrated, you can avoid injury, gain more energy, and repair better. You may also help that it helps with getting quality sleep and boosting your metabolism too.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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