for Veterans and the Public
After an exercise session, you should feel a little tired. A little while later, however, you should have some energy.
Water - Drink it before, during, and after you exercise. When you feel thirsty you have already lost important fluids and electrolytes and may be dehydrated.
Eat well - Exercising tears down muscle in order to build it up stronger. You need nutrition to provide the raw materials to rebuild your muscles.
Sleep - While you sleep, your body is rebuilding.
Listen to your body - It will tell you to slow down or speed up.
If you are sick or have a cold, take a break. Your body will thank you.