It’s important to give your body time to recover after exercising; our experts explain why

Dr. Paul McNeil, professor of cellular biology and anatomy, Dr. Meghan McGee-Lawrence, assistant professor of cellular biology and anatomy, and Adam Ward, cross country and track and field head coach, explain why people should give their muscles and bones time to recover after exercising.

Be sure to visit the Olympics page for our latest Olympic-related coverage, including reports from our two correspondents, Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, who will be on the ground in Rio from August 15 – 22. They will be providing continuing coverage of alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu’s Olympic journey, which was documented in Augusta University-produced short film, “The Extra Mile.”

Follow them on Twitter at @brennanmeagher and @ArthurTakahashi and follow#RunWithPardon and #JagsInRio on social media.

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