Healthy Habits That Zap Your Energy
5. To extend your cardio time, you skip the post-workout stretch.
You're missing an important chance to help your muscles recover. "Stretching expedites recovery and improves circulation, making you feel more energetic and possibly reducing muscle soreness after your workout," says Comana. To get a bigger boost, do full-body stretching for at least five minutes after exercising.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2006.
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