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Muscle-Building Chicken and Rice Recipe

Muscle-Building Chicken and Rice This muscle building chicken and rice is perfect for a post workout meal. With few simple ingredients and a short prep and cook time this can be made by anyone. Make sure to double the recipe if serving more than yourself. We found this specific recipe on Men's Health. Ingredients: 1-2 chicken breast(s) (1 large or 2 small) 2 tsp. Chinese 5 spice 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables 1 1/2 cup rice (can be pre-cooked or un-cooked) 2 beaten eggs Steps: Boil/Steam the mixed vegetables and rice (if uncooked) Slice the chicken and toss in the spices. Stir fry for 3-4min. Once Rice is finished, put it in the pan with the two beaten eggs and stir until eggs are scrambled....

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Cooling Down After a Workout

Why having a cool-down routine is just as important for your health as the actual workout  Having a cool-down routine is an important step to practice while staying active. Cooling down reduces the likelihood of soreness, fatigue, and will help you feel refreshed the next day. The steps listed below are a guideline for how to execute a healthy cool-down:  1. Keep Moving It is important to keep your body moving when you first complete your workout to reduce the risk of cramping and soreness. While exercise is occurring, veins will "increas[e] in size to accommodate the increased blood flow from the heart" (lifehack.org). If your veins do not get a chance to return to their normal size, blood will pool...

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