What should you do to soothe sore muscles after exercise? What should you do to soothe sore muscles after exercise?

What should you do to soothe sore muscles after exercise?

We've all been there, we get a little carried away with the amount of exercise we do, and the next day it feels like you can't move without experiencing pain in every single muscle – even the ones you didn't know existed. So, what to do to soothe muscle soreness after exercise?

We've said a lot about the benefits of doing regular exercise, and no matter the intensity, if you are not used to it, you might end up feeling exhausted and unable to move without something aching. But fret not my friend, first, it is a good indicator that you have accomplished your fitness goals and, on the other hand, there are some measures you can take to relieve the pain.  

What should you do to soothe sore muscles after exercise? 

What should you do to soothe sore muscles after exercise?  

Eat healthy

When you do exercise, you are creating micro-injuries in the tissues that will later heal and increase your muscle mass. For your muscles to repair, it is paramount to increase your protein intake. Think of proteins as the building blocks of your tissues pre and post-workout protein consumption is recommended if you want your muscles to heal faster.

Stay hydrated

Drinking water is essential for muscle recovery. Water helps your body get rid of toxins and replenish electrolytes. Make sure to bring your water bottle to your workout sessions and drink plenty of H2O when you've finished.

For your muscles to repair, it is paramount to increase your protein intake.  

Don't skip active cool down

Cooling down is as important as warming up at the beginning of your session. Allow your breathing to go back to normal and your heart rate adjust gradually. 

Ask someone to give you a massage

Massage is not only one of the most pleasurable treats you can get, but there is also a scientific reason why they are good to soothe muscle pain. Massages increase blood flow to your muscles not only accelerating muscle recovery but also decreasing inflammation.

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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