People exercise for many reasons. However, they are often exercising incorrectly, by not allowing time for their muscles to heal and rest in between workouts. This can take any where between 24-48 hours, so it is important not to work out the same muscle group two days in a row or you’ll end up just breaking down tissue and not building muscle. I am now going to list 10 proven ways to help you recover from pain faster and keep yourself stronger.

Rest

This is the most effective and actually simplest way to recover from pain. Resting will allow your body to heal at a natural pace.

Stretching

Stretching a little bit after a workout will help to quickly recover your muscles and is also a simple thing to do.

Cool Down

Instead of working out intensely and then just completely stopping it would be beneficial to have a cool down moment where you just take about 5 minutes and slow down your work out instead of stopping at a halt.

Eat Well

After a workout, you’ve depleted much of your energy. It’s important to refuel in order for your body to recover and get be ready for the next days challenge. This is especially important while trying to build muscles and while performing endurance workouts. You should try and eat within 60 minutes of your workout and make sure you include plenty of protein and complex carbohydrate in your diet.

Replace Fluids

You lose a lot of fluids during your workout. It’s important during a workout to continue hydrating and it’s very beneficial to fill up on water after a workout. This will help to keep your bodily functions running properly, and is another simple way to boost recovery.

Try Active Recovery

Doing easier, gentle movements will improve circulation which assist in promoting nutrient and waste product transport throughout the body. Therefore, helping aid in muscle repair and refuel your body faster.

Have a Massage

Getting a massage will help to improve circulation while allowing you to fully relax- which is always key when it comes to recovery.

Take Hot and Cold Baths

If you alternate between taking a hot and cold shower or bath you’ll reduce muscle soreness and prevent injury.

Get Plenty of Sleep

While sleeping your body produces GH — Growth Hormones which are essential in rebuilding and repairing tissue.

Avoid Overtraining

For quick recovery it’s important to design a smart workout routine. Excessive exercise, or a lack of rest days will limit your fitness gains from exercise while minimizing your recovery efforts.

Listen to your Body

Lastly, if you want a quick recovery, listen to your body. Your body will let you know what you need when it needs it.