5 Tips for Freshening Up After an Office Workout


Take Time to Cool Off


We've all seen "that" person at the gym. The one who can work out for an hour and still look as fresh as a spring morning. Unfortunately, the rest of us usually don't fare so well. Whether it's a flushed face or a weary expression, getting heated up can take a temporary toll on your appearance. So if your workout ends with you looking more like you just spent 30 minutes in the Sahara than on a stair climber, you might want to take a few moments to cool off after you exercise.

First, start by staying as cool as possible during your workout. You can do this by exercising during the cooler parts of the day if you're outside, and by wearing breathable clothing [source: FitSugar]. Drinking water, both during and after a fitness session, can also help cool you down. After you exercise, you can also try some of these cool-down tips recommended by Woman's Day:

  • Cool your pulse points first. Applying ice or cold water to your wrists, behind your knees or inside your elbows can help cool you down faster.
  • Chew minty gum. Mint, whether in your gum or in your body lotion, has a cooling effect on your system.
  • Calm down. Fanning yourself exerts energy. The quickest way to cool down is to sit still and chill out.

The next tip may seem like a no-brainer, but it can get tricky at work.