I agree with the above post.
After an intense workout, depending on your goals. It's best to cool the temperature of your body down.
I like to take ice cold showers. This make take some getting used to, but you will feel fresh and great after.
If that is to intense for you I would recommend putting on your swimming shorts and take a brisk walk in the gym pool to cool down.
Just last night after an intense workout which I'm currently focusing on neural strength. I came home and turned the dial to ice cold as far as it would turn in the shower.
Took a deep breath and enter I did. It will literally shock you. But feels good after 2-3 minutes. After a minute or two of ice water, I will go to as hot as I can handle for 2-3 minutes without burning myself, then back and fourth between cold and hot for about 10-20 minutes.
If your goal is to prevent or reduce catabolism cool your body down as much as possible after your workout as soon as possible.