Three (3) Tips To Heal Muscle Pain After Workout

Have you ever encounter muscle pain after workout? These symptoms usually come in the form of muscle soreness, cramp, muscular pain and sometimes the feeling of sluggish to the muscle part that were used most during the workout session. For example, if you did chest press, you might feel muscle soreness or muscle tight on your chest (pectoralis major).

Usually, muscle soreness after working out caused by DOMS, which stands for delayed-onset muscle soreness. Besides feeling sore, this term also includes a reduced range of motion and muscle strength. You will usually experience this 24-48 hour after you try new activities/exercises or increase the intensity of your workout.

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Tips One (1): Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water after a tough workout can help rid your body of toxins and prevent dehydration. This is important because dehydrated muscles can quickly become painful muscles. Drink a couple of liters of water or more on days when you exercise.

Tips Two (2): Stretching

Stretching is one of the best things you can do to aid muscle recovery and help you prevent future injuries. Stretching is particularly useful on your off days. If you’re strapped for time, aim for full body stretches and light exercises like squats, lunges, and planks.

Tips Three (3): Protein Intake

Research shows that eating protein before bed helps with post-exercise muscle recovery. And chugging a protein shake or eating a high-protein breakfast when you wake up can help reduce food cravings throughout the day. Stick with healthy foods like lean meats, eggs, yogurt, and oatmeal. 

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