Pressed for time? Rushing from a workout back to work after your lunch break, or hitting the store post-pilates class? Sometimes you simply don’t have time for a proper shower, and with the temperatures steadily rising as summer returns, the sweat situation isn’t getting any less sweaty.
When you need to freshen up post-workout, it’s important to do it quickly and efficiently, so you can feel fresh and clean as well as look it. Try this easy post-workout routine to refresh and rehydrate, no shower necessary!
Step 1: Chill Out
You know those awful days when you get in the shower and as soon as you get out, you’re sweating again? Well, when you don’t have time for – or access to – a shower, it can be even tougher to cool down. Thankfully, there’s a quick trick you can do to reduce body temperature! Take an ice pack or a frozen water bottle and place is on your neck where you’d normally feel for your pulse. This will cool the flow of blood to your face. You can also place it on the back of your neck, or on the inside of your wrists. Works like a charm!
Step 2: Rehydrate
Replenishing your body after a workout is a must. Of course, you’ll want to guzzle down a good amount of cold water, but for your post-workout shake, we like Premier Protein Clear. After a workout (especially an extra hot and sweaty one), chugging a milky, heavy shake doesn’t sound appetizing. When you need something light and refreshing, with 20g protein, only 90 calories, 0g sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, Premier Protein Clear is a great choice.
Step 3: De-Stink
Especially when you’re headed back to the office after a midday workout, you’ve gotta keep yourself smelling fresh and professional. I have a pack of organic deodorant wipes that I bring with me everywhere, and they’re a huge help. You can also invest in a dry deodorant spray that will eliminate odors and absorb any excess moisture.
Step 4: Dry Shampoo
I think we can all lift up a collective “amen” for dry shampoo. For men and women, this stuff works wonders. After working out, it will help to soak up the moisture from your hair and cover up any oily, sweaty spots. It also smells amazing, so it’ll take that sweat smell right out. You can get a small, travel-sized bottle to stick in your gym bag or purse.
Step 5: Breathable Is Better
If you’re changing clothes, bring breathable fabrics so that you’re not stepping into stiff, thick clothing. You’re probably not doing completely cooling down yet by the time you have to step out the door, so keep the cool-down going in a light, airy outfit. And those smelly gym clothes? Bring a separate plastic bag that you can tie up so the sweat or odor doesn’t get stuck to your gym bag.
After a tough workout, the important thing is to take care of your body so that you can ride that post-workout high all day! The best way to do this is to refuel your muscles with some much-needed protein. Premier Protein Clear is packed with the protein your body needs without the sugar & calories you don’t. Enjoy a refreshing boost of good energy any time of day!
With a spritz, a sip, and a few hair tosses, you’ll be back in the office or out to the store and no one will be able to tell that you just killed your workout. Unless you tell them. Which, of course, you know you want to.
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