Chocolate Milk and a Nap: the Quick Road to Muscle Recovery

In Fitness, Health by Maggie Callahan

70 million Americans have chronic sleep problems, and sleep deprivation is a contributor to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to mental illness.

Building muscle doesn’t get any easier once you pass 50, 40, or even 35. If it did, you’d see more middle-aged 6-packs than potbellies and more chiseled jawlines than multiple chins. Nope, nature has other things in store. The day after a workout the soreness might have you swearing off ever stepping foot in the gym again, all the while feeling just as flabby as you did before.

Your body wasn’t hijacked; it just has different needs now.
Your body wasn’t hijacked; it just has different needs now. Focusing on muscle recovery is where it’s at, and you should be giving it your attention before, during, and after your workouts. Paying muscle recovery its dues will help you avoid injury, speed healing time, reduce soreness, and get you results faster.

Here’s the cheat sheet to get your muscles the TLC they’re demanding:

 



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