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Three Tips for Exercise Recovery | Plus Giveaway!

April 21, 2017

I’ve recently started upping my exercise levels, with walking, running and longer distance hiking. I find the mixture of these really good for keeping not only my fitness up, but also no gym boredom here!

Now whilst it may be more obvious to make sure you recover properly after running, hiking and walking if quite high intensity mean you need to look after yourself too. So I’m joining in with a campaign called #WorkHardSleepWell in collaboration with Bed Guru. I’m going to share with you some of my tips for looking after yourself after exercise, to make sure you’re ready to hit the gym/pavements/mountains ASAP after your last session.


#1 Get Some Rest

Sleep is probably the most important thing after exercise. This gives your body time to heal and your muscles, bones and joints will appreciate as close to the 8 hours as possible. If you struggle to sleep after exercise try taking magnesium supplements, magnesium is thought to help regulate chemicals your body produces to help with sleep. You should also make sure you’re comfy, a mattress like the Bed Guru Active Sports Mattress can help aid a better sleeping position and encourage longer sleep.


#2 Eat Breakfast

Food is fuel and it’s so important to try and eat breakfast when you’re working out. A balanced plate of carbohydrates for energy, protein for your muscles and vegetables is the perfect thing for aiding exercise as well as recovery. Overnight oats can be very useful for breakfast on days with workouts or long hikes planned. Add fresh fruit for extra fibre and vitamins.


#3 Get Comfy

When you get back from that hike, run or gym session, don’t forget to stretch but also don’t forget your PJs. Comfy clothes after exercise will help you feel better and keep your muscles warm after exercise, which will help recovery. There’s nothing like fresh PJs after a hot shower!



So if you want to keep an eye on your fitness and sleep to help aid your recovery, why not enter my giveaway. The prize is a Misfit Flash Fitness + Sleep Monitor, which can help you work out if you’re getting enough sleep post exercise. Just enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
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  • This giveaway is open to UK residents only.
  • The competition is open from 21 April 2017 and will close on 5 May 2017, after which the draw will take place and the winner notified.
  • There are no cash alternatives, or alternative prizes on offer.
  • The prize is one Misfit Flash Fitness + Sleep Monitor.
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P.S. Post in collaboration with Bed Guru. As ever all words, photos and opinions my own.


  • Reply laura banks April 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    a nice bath

  • Reply Solange April 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    An ice bath.

  • Reply Kelly M. April 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Foam rolling!

  • Reply Jo Carroll April 24, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Splashing ice cold water on my face just before and after exercising does the trick for me.

  • Reply Old Fashioned Susie (@OldFashionedSus) April 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I’m a big fan of a hot bath after exercise! Then a long lie down!

  • Reply Sidrah Ahmed April 23, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    A wash and relaxing with a takeaway and watching movies

  • Reply Mel Turner April 23, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Plenty of rest dont do too much too soon

  • Reply Rich Tyler April 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Water & Rest!

  • Reply Sarah Mackay April 23, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    An ice bath

  • Reply purpleshoes April 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    make sure you drink lots of water and rest

  • Reply Emma Gibson April 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    A sit down and a nice cup of tea.

  • Reply Kate Mitchell April 23, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Stretches and a hot bath x

  • Reply ADEINNE TONNER April 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    A nice ice bath after exercising is great especially for your muscles too

  • Reply Vivien Baird April 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Nice bath then relax with a good book

  • Reply Vivien Baird April 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Nice bath then relaxing with a good book

  • Reply MM April 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Stretching straight afterwards, and sleep as much as you can. It works for me!

  • Reply MM April 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Stretching straight afterwards, and sleep as much as you can.

  • Reply Evelyn Johnston April 23, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Lots of water and stay hydrated and to recover quicker cherry juice and to exercise longer beetroot juice.

  • Reply Tracy Nixon April 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Don’t skip your ‘cool down’ exercises and stay hydrated throughout exercising.

  • Reply christine April 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Would love one of these. I can’t sleep after exercise any tips

  • Reply Simon Tutthill April 23, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    It has to be to have a really good refreshing shower afterwards,really invigorates you

  • Reply stuart hargreaves April 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    a hot bath with aromatic candles this is heaven

  • Reply Fiona King April 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    A Sports massage

  • Reply Soph H April 23, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    trying to do exercise in the morning helps me a lot

  • Reply Jen Mellor April 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Eat a banana, sweet but healthy, and plenty of water!

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