Have you ever woken up after a workout to find that your whole body aches? If you’re reading this, chances are that you know exactly what I mean. While a fitness hangover may slow you down, you can take a breath of relief now that you’re here. We’ve all had those moments when we’ve pushed our limits but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to ease your muscle pain.
To relieve your sore muscles, I’ve taken some time to put together some tips to get you back to feeling 100% you!
Warmups and cooldowns
Tip number one: don’t skip out on your pre-and post-workout routine! Try warming up by doing dynamic stretches such as leg swings, arm circles, and torso twists to help activate your muscles and avoid any injuries. When you’re cooling down, move your body through a series of slow positions such as the cobra pose or the seated butterfly. Holding these will improve your flexibility while easing your muscles.
If you have a foam roller this is the time to use it! You can perform self mayo-facial release at home to increase circulation in tender areas in order to get nutrients and oxygen flowing.
Hydration is Key
If you’re sore from working out, don’t forget to keep your body hydrated with plenty of water. Constant hydration will rid your system of waste products and help your muscles receive the nutrients they’re craving.
Adding electrolytes into your diet can help you optimize your post-workout recovery. Whether it’s a sports drink or adding almonds to your meals, these small changes will help your body with muscle repair.
To the Kitchen!
Two keywords: carbohydrates and protein. A post-workout snack with these two in it is not only delicious but will do wonders for your body’s energy levels. Think smoothies, fruit with yogurt, or roasted chickpeas to keep you feeling active.
Most importantly, listen to your body. While obvious, it’s easy to forget! So, when you’ve finished our workouts together, take a moment to breathe and ask yourself: what does my body need right now?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! I can’t wait to see you all online!
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