Beat Post-Workout Soreness
Congratulations! You’ve begun your health journey and are working to meet your fitness goals! How does it feel to be empowering your body? Great… until the soreness kicks in!
The last thing you need is a deterrent in your exercise routine, and you can’t let soreness stop your progress! We’ve gathered 5 fool-proof ways to prevent and relieve the soreness that comes with a great workout. Keep reading to find out how you can cut down on your recovery time so that you can achieve your fitness goals!
1. Keep Moving
As tempting as it may be to lay down and relax when struggling with soreness, it’s important to keep moving! Activity increases circulation, improving blood flow throughout the body, including your tired muscles. Take a break from the intensity, and choose gentle movement to engage in, like yoga or swimming! At the very least, make sure to engage in some static stretches to release the tension.
2. Apply Heat and/or Ice
A temporary but effective form of relief, heat and cold therapy can help to ease your achy muscles. Heat can stimulate blood flow to your muscles to ease tightness. Try a hot bath or a heating pad for some post-workout relaxation. Ice also helps to reduce swelling and ease aches. Choose whichever one feels best for you!
3. Take Turmeric
Turmeric is a spice that has been used for centuries for its ability to defend against destructive inflammation. Turmeric is a great post-workout recovery tool as it prevents against muscle soreness, increases pain management, and supports joint health. Our Tru-Turmeric + gummies also contain black pepper, to ensure that you are absorbing all the great recovery benefits that turmeric can offer!
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Your muscles will especially thank you for one when they are in recovery! Massages can relieve muscle tension, boost blood flow and increase joint flexibility, while also boosting your mood! Treat yourself to a professional or ask your partner to target your sore muscles.
We all know the importance of drinking enough water, but it’s especially essential when dealing with post-workout recovery! Dehydration can cause increased soreness and hydrating helps to flush out the toxins in the muscles that are released when you exercise. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times, and drink up!
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