When it comes to exercise, there's a lot of questionable advice out there. A lot of it seems reasonable: do crunches to get a six-pack (actually, don't), lay off the running for the sake of your knees (just kidding), stretch to avoid injury (well, there's a right way and a wrong way). One murky piece of advice? Refuel as soon as possible after your workout, or you'll lose all the progress you made. This idea, known as the "metabolic window of opportunity," was once supported by science. But scientists did more digging, and the real truth makes things a little easier on everybody.
To the Window, to the Wall
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Written by Ashley Hamer March 19, 2019
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