6. Recovery is as important as exercise itself
During exercise, recovery is an essential component that enables the body to adapt to the stress created by exercise, helps restore muscle glycogen, and allows for repair of body tissue.
“If you don’t recover, your pulse rate is going to go up every morning instead of down, and then you’ve got a problem,” says Lamm.
Combining high-intensity activity with recovery, or low-intensity periods, proved effective for cyclists in a study at the University of Stirling, in Scotland.
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