Post-workout muscle soreness and the cramps that come along with it are something that are a major turn off for those who are willing to start exercising on a daily basis and make a change in their appearance, or maybe just do it for a healthy and fit body. While a majority of us may be willing to get up early every day for a bunch of crunches and lunges, but what nobody wants is that aching and pulling feel in the muscles that would accompany you after that during work or at college.
But there must be a way to get rid of that, right? There are always a bunch of totkas for almost everything, even in the fitness world. Therefore, Team Nutright has managed to gather for you those that actually work well for muscle soreness after exercise.
Using a Heat Pack
Using heat on the affected muscle area that feels stiff eases it out and provides instant relief, hence helping you with a speedy recovery, so that you can get back on track in no time. The old method of keeping a hot water bottle, the rubbery kind that our nani daadis would use, works wonders. Otherwise, you can always purchase a heat pack from your nearest pharmacy that you need to warm up in the microwave for some time before covering it in cloth and putting it on the stiff muscle.
Getting a Massage
The best remedy for bodily stiffness, hands down! Masseurs are available you can search them up online to find the nearest, apart from that if you are a lady then just inquire your maid about it because almost every kaam wali is a massage expert. Or they might get you in touch with some other lady who can do it for you. Use natural oils like olive and coconut oil for the massage and you would feel very relaxed.
Post Workout Stretches
A great tip to avoid and reduce chances of soreness is to never end your workout abruptly and always add a couple of stretches at the end to ease out the muscles. Abrupt changes to the body would always have their consequences, the best way to deal with them is to bring the change gradually. Never skip to heavy workouts all of a sudden especially when you are starting new.
Usage Of Painkillers
Desi households are a bit too dependent on painkillers for almost all of their health problems, you wouldn’t agree less how Panadol is har marz ka ilaaj. Muscle soreness is no exception. Where we go wrong is when taking painkillers a bit too much, it clearly affects our body’s ability to repair muscles after a workout session. You can take ibuprofen and Panadol when the pain gets unbearable but make sure you don’t make it a habit if you want to keep performing well.
This one is pretty easy to understand: your body needs more and more protein in order for the muscles to repair after the wear, tear and the constant stretching that is caused by the working out. Include more red meat and eggs in your diet, if all that isn’t available and you want to stick to the protein powder shakes, that’s fine as well but try to make more of those in milk. The more natural, the better.