Some people exercise early in the morning or during their lunch break and then return to work.
Others train in the evening, and it is possible that they must do something important or complete a presentation following the training. This can take until late at night at times.
The circulation is still fully active after training. Even though the workout is over, you are still mentally and physically training, depending on the sport.
Here are some pointers to help you refocus after training!
1. Training Requires a Lot of Energy and Concentration
To begin with, it is critical to understand that physical training consumes energy and requires your complete attention. During exercise, your energy reserves deplete.
When you return to the office or home office to continue working, you will be depleted of this energy. This means you’ll need to replenish your energy reserves. This can be done by eating carbs in the form of fruit (like bananas) and whole grain foods.
After your workout, you can also consume high-quality energy bars. Protein shakes can also be beneficial. Make certain, however, that they contain a certain amount of carbohydrate.
Above all, post-workout food should be easily digestible. As a result, if you want to continue working with full concentration, avoid steaks, sausages, cheese, pizza, and the like.
The issue with pizza and burgers is that they require a significant amount of energy to digest. However, you require this energy for your upcoming work. Please refrain from eating fast food after training.
2. Drink Plenty of Water
Your brain requires water to function properly. According to studies, dehydration has an effect on mood. Cognitively demanding tasks are especially difficult for thirsty people.
They have difficulty concentrating, becoming tired, and tense at the same time. Furthermore, when there is a severe lack of water, thinking performance suffers significantly. So, after your workout, drink plenty of water.
Also, after a workout, don’t drink drinks with a lot of sugar, like sodas and the like.
3. Schedule 15 Minutes of Rest
Starting work right after a workout is not ideal for concentration. Plan at least 15 minutes of rest to allow your circulation to return to normal.
The longer the break, the more intense the sports session. During this time, you can eat something, drink water, and take a shower. After your workout, find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
Your brain should not be disturbed by additional impressions but instead process the training. The same holds true for your autonomic nervous system. It requires rest and relaxation in order to be ready for future tasks.
4. Stretching Exercises
During the 15-minute break, you should stretch so you don’t come back to work all tense.
Stretching also prevents your body from working on exercise-induced tension while you’re trying to focus on other important things.
5. Breathing Exercises
If your training session was intense and you are still buzzing from adrenaline, spend a few minutes practicing a simple breathing exercise:
Exhale for roughly twice as long as you inhale. For example, if you inhale for five seconds, try exhaling for ten seconds.
Simply exhale slowly and deliberately. This greatly relaxes you. Make sure to breathe through your diaphragm, also known as abdominal breathing. Use this method to perform 15 to 20 breathing exercises.
6. Fresh and Clean Air
Your brain still requires oxygen after training. Staying in a stuffy training room or gym makes little sense.
Go somewhere where there is plenty of fresh air. If possible, do breathing exercises there.
7. Distraction after Training from Sports and Work
During the training and the brief rest period following the training, you should not think about the training session or the tasks ahead.
It is critical that your mind and vegetative nervous system relax once more. Because of this, things like soft, relaxing music or a short meditation can be very helpful.
After the workout, your mind should be clear and your body should be relaxed. You should have filled up on energy and be in a general state where you are ready to focus on the task at hand.
Begin only when you believe you are ready. If necessary, you can increase the intensity of the individual tips. For example, you could meditate for a little longer or perform breathing exercises.
The entire situation is highly personal. Try out the individual tips and make a plan for yourself to get back into a state where you can focus and work hard after sports.