The more you sweat, the more you burn
We know you’re proud of that back-sweat-stain but sadly, it doesn’t necessarily mean you burnt more calories than usual (sorry!). Sweat is your body’s biological way of cooling itself down; and is as dependent on the weather and your personal physiology as it is on the gruelling gym session you just smashed.
Stretching helps your body recover faster
A recent study from the University of Milan discovered that there were no significant changes in blood lactate levels, (a measure of how fatigued your muscles are) in participants who stretched after exercise. However, stretching immediately after a workout while the body is still warm may help increase joint flexibility.
More gym time is better
According to professional trainers, rest days are crucial to recovery and avoiding injury.
Morning is the best time to workout
Yes, exercising first thing will kickstart your metabolism and get it out of the way, but you don’t have to drag yourself out of sleep if you’re not a morning person. According to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, you’ll perform your best if you hit the gym around 4:00 p.m.
Crunch for abs
While they may be the most iconic abdominal exercise around, crunches aren’t the best way to tighten up your torso. Studies have shown that movements which engage your entire core, like leg raises and planks, are far more effective in burning calories and slimming down your midsection.
Next time you hit the gym for a workout that doesn’t include crunching or sweating too much, give your body a recovery boost and take Releaf MSM with Curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve pain as well as maintain healthy joints and connective tissue.