Come to my group X classes long enough and you’ll hear me say, “What you do after a workout is just as important as what you do during.” The older I get, the truer those words ring. Proper recovery allows the muscles to repair stronger. We are humans, not machines. We need to replenish the well before we drain it again. Physical and mental recovery from tough workouts will make us stronger in the long run, and really, that’s why we move. We aren’t getting ourselves into shape to impress old friends at a reunion or strangers on the beach during our vacations. We are getting in shape to improve our daily lives and increase our longevity. Recovery is a critical part of our overall health. Click on the link below to see what I do to recover. Take a deep, cleansing breath and enjoy.