Recovery may be the key to getting back in the gym after a hard workout

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How to properly recover (KTRK)

Getting in a great workout feels great. Now it's time to refuel and recover. Potassium helps muscles recover by keeping muscle cramps at bay. Bananas and potatoes are a great source of potassium.

Now it's important to get a good night's sleep. It will help you physically and mentally recover from that hard workout. The key is to get more than six hours.

Once you are rested it's time for an active recovery. This is the fun part. Take a bike ride with your kids or throw the football or Frisbee around in the back yard with your family.

In the long run, recovery will help you stay active and stay fit.

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