9 Things You Should Never Do After Working Out

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By Ann Sullivan

Exercise workouts can become part of your regular routine, with many benefits for staying in shape and good health. The time you put into your workout can be easily destroyed if you do certain things afterwards. It’s just as easy to get into bad habits as good ones. If you’re going to put the effort in, you should make certain to maximize your results to keep your body healthy. Doing or neglecting or doing certain things could very well defeat the purpose, and damage the results, or worse! Here are 9 things you should never do after working out if you want to maximize the benefits and stay healthy at the same time.

1) Wear Your Workout Clothes

Men’s Health advises, even if you didn’t sweat much during your work out, damp clothing is a breeding ground for bacteria. Keeping your workout clothes on can also create a deep chill in your body, which can be difficult to shake off. Whether you can shower immediately following a workout, it’s important to change your clothing. This will aid in keeping your muscles loose and warm. It also promotes good circulation, which is part of the recovery process. It is further recommended that you put on a pair of supportive shoes, especially if your legs are feeling tired and your muscles are sore. In addition, you may end up with skin problems such as yeast infections, acne and other skin irritations. Give your skin time to breath. Don’t shower and put your clothes on while your body is still damp. Be sure to air out and dry off well.

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