Athletes and anyone involved in sports training, from marathon running to yoga, have likely heard certain ideas regarding recovery after training sessions. Ranging from icing muscles to taking supplements and everything in between, there have been numerous studies completed regarding the best techniques. It has been found that taking ibuprofen can actually slow your recovery, and that icing doesn’t do anything to reduce inflammation in tired tissues.
Heat and carbohydrates, however, have been proven to speed up recovery of muscles after working them out. The Times writes about it here, and you can also read the original study here!
What’s your favorite way to recover from a workout?