We talk a lot about preparing for your workout; like making sure to fuel your body and warming up correctly, but we very rarely discuss what to do AFTER a workout!
What you do after your workout can drastically affect your progress so make sure to cool down and stretch, which will prevent injury and ease your recovery after a difficult workout. Hydrating before, during, and after your workout is also important for your recovery. Enjoy a snack that has some carbohydrates and a high level of protein within one hour of your workout. This will fuel your body to allow for muscle gain. And last pat your self on the back, you just completed a workout and you should be proud of yourself!