10 Priceless Post-Run Recovery Tips

10 priceless post-run recovery tips

Get your recovery wrong and you might find yourself sliding down the stairs for the next week.

Here are The Running Bug's top ten things you must do after a run to recover like a pro.

1. Warm down

The worst thing you can do after a race is come to a dead stop. Doing a gentle cool down prevents blood from pooling in the extremities, and helps with the removal of waste products and delivery of new blood to your overworked muscles. A light 10-15 minute jog and some gentle stretching will make a huge difference.

2. Don’t miss your window

Eating may be the last thing on your mind after a run, but getting something on board in the twenty minutes after you finish will ensure you take advantage of the key window for refuelling.

A snack or drink containing both carbohydrate and protein is the best mix to kick start the repair process. A recent study in The International Jounal of Sport Nutrion and Exercise Metabolism names chocolate milk as the perfect post-run recovery aid.

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