Get your ZZZZZZ'S
7-9 hours of sleep is a must if you want to reset your hormones to help you burn more fat and decrease your food cravings
Get Moving...just a little
The day after your big work out go for a little movement - this keeps the blood flowing to nourish and flush out your worked over muscle. A little movement also staves off that post work out muscle soreness. Try a walk with the dog or friend, stretching or yoga class, a relaxing swim or bike ride.
Eat something healthy after that work out with in 30 mins!!
Wait too long to eat and your body inhibits muscle repair (thanks to the hormone Cortisol) and helps you to keep that unwanted belly fat....antidote - try some protein and complex carbs - like a skinny latte (you receive a bonus fat burning effect from the caffeine) or try a hard boiled egg, greek yogurt and berries, a banana, a whey protein shake (I like the Premier Protein chocolate shake sold in tetra packs in the Costco pharmacy).
Massage it all out
A good rub down/Swedish massage can boost strength recovery by 60%. It helps to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow. Even a 10 minute rub down you do yourself on your legs can have great benefits.
Stay Hydrated with water
The standard rule is 8 - 8 ounce classes of water a day. Experts say you should add 16-20 ounces extra for every hour you work out. That's water...not a sports drink or juice. Add a little lemon, lime or orange to zest up the taste.
Thanks to Women's Health Magazine March 2012 issue Check out the article "A hotter Body - No Sweat" for all the details