Hate That Post Workout Feeling? Get a Massage

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If you want to stay mentally and physically fit, you have to get regular exercise. But, even with all its health benefits, the feeling of being completely physically drained after a good workout makes it really tempting to skip that next visit to the gym. A new Men’s Health article suggests that those who dread the post workout crash should get a massage after exercising nstead of just plopping down on the couch. After all, there is a reason professional athletes like Cleveland Cavaliers power forward LeBron James and San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy have credited massage with keeping them at the top of their respective sports.

One great reason to get a massage after hitting the gym is that it can loosen up muscles that got tensed during your workout. Getting your body loose and limber will leave you feeling more energetic. Additionally, massage increases blood flow. That means that your muscles can get the nutrients they need to recover from a workout faster than they would otherwise. A good massage will also trigger your body to release serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel calmer while also regulating your sleep cycle. After pushing your body to the max with a workout that put significant stress on your body, a nice infusion of serotonin will balance you out. You can click here to see ways to make your booty pop.

Read the full article here: The Best Massages to Speed Recovery, Boost Immune Strength, and Relax