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What is your favorite type of exercise? I am a huge fan of water aerobics and have been doing it for years. It puts less stress on my joints and muscles while working out and helps to build my upper and lower body strength. Exercise also works to boost my mood. Which right now in life, I need more than ever.
After a good work out, I like to do a few additional activities to help my health. First, I take 10 minutes and do a relaxing cool down. Normally, I swim laps leisurely around the pool at a slower pace and reduced intensity. This helps to regulate my blood flow.
Next, I like to stretch a little. Since my muscles are already warmed up, I find that stretching helps to improve my flexibility and range of motion. As I get older, this becomes more important.
Then after I work out, I like to eat a snack to increase my energy. When it comes to a post-workout snack, what you choose to put in your mouth is important. You want to fuel your body with proper nutrition. That means being thoughtful about what you eat after exercising will help you maximize the benefits of all your workout.