3 important things to do after you work out
Working out is the most important habit you should cultivate during your late teens and twenties in order to ensure long term health and happiness. This is a fact, there can be no debate regarding this anymore.
Besides the plenty of physical benefits working out can have, there are also many mental benefits.
There’s no better feeling that leaving the gym drenched in sweat, legs feeling like jelly, so tired you can barely think. This is great, but you’d be surprised how many people avoid these simple hygiene tips post working out. Read on below to find out what they are.
Have a Cursory Wash Immediately
This has to be the first thing on your list. Before you leave the field of play, or the gym, wash your bloody hands and face. A simple rinse of your face is something you need to do, and washing your hands with soap is a must.
The gym equipment is littered with germs, so before you exit the gym make sure you have washed up nicely. You can give your face a cursory rinse, but be sure to head home and use that all important face wash.
Pull out the big guns to really clean up well
Prior to the face wash and bath however, I personally like to use my peel off mask. It’s important to apply this at least 3-4 times a week, and I find it best post workout. So apply your peel off mask first, wait 20 minutes, take it off the jump in the shower.
In the shower, make sure you take care of the dirt below the belt. For us men, sweat accumulates a lot down there, especially during the time of a workout so when you're done make sure you’re using a good intimate wash. Intimate washes have taken to the market for a very real reason. Just like face washes and shampoos, intimate washes have a very specific function.
Make sure you’ve copped a good intimate wash.
Eating the Right Foods
The nutrition marketplace on the Internet can be very confusing, so let me break it down for you.
First off, you don’t need to bother going on a ‘no carb diet,’ a ‘gluten free’ diet or a ‘keto’ diet. In fact, you may not even need to go on a diet. If you’re training well, then all you need when it comes to eating is the right balance.
Yes, there are foods that will affect you in different, more beneficial ways than others. But rather than restricting yourself, allow yourself a little room for leeway, just make sure you’re getting enough protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Vegetables are a must as well, and the good thing is they’re so low on calories – provided you don’t drench your salad in dressing – that you can eat as much as you want of this.
So there you have it, if you’re not already working out, you need to start, and if you are then you need to be implementing these 3 key habits post working out in order to take your health over to the next level.