How to deal with muscle soreness after working out
Regular exercise is great for our bodies and is essential for having a healthy lifestyle. Although it makes us feel great while working out, sometimes we can feel the struggle the next day.
Here are some top tips on avoiding muscle soreness and how to relieve it:
Warm-up before your workout: A warm-up is a really important part of your workout routine. It gradually builds up your cardiovascular system by raising your body temperature and boosting blood flow to your muscles. Warming up may also help relieve muscle soreness and reduce your risk of injury. A good warm-up is also essential to help prevent you from injuring yourself during your workout.
Cool down after your workout: Cooling down after your workout allows your body to gradually recover. It also allows your body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure to return to normal levels. Like warming up, cooling down also helps prevent injuries from exercising.
Muscle massage: Regular exercise can cause soreness and muscle fatigue due to a build-up of waste products. Massaging the muscles help to remove these waste products and toxins and stimulates the body's healing process.
Rest days: Rest days are just as necessary as exercise! Taking regular breaks in your fitness regime allows your body to recover and repair any damage sustained during the workouts.
Ice to help reduce inflammation: Applying ice to your muscles after a workout is great to reduce swelling and inflammation. You can find our Ice Fountain within the Avenue Wellness Suite if you're feeling brave enough.
Heat to relax the muscle: Applying heat to your muscles after a workout helps to relax them and also helps to increase blood flow. Relax in our heated pods, which provide deep warmth, perfect for soothing aching muscles.
Stay hydrated: It is essential to ensure you have the right amount of water before, during, and after your workouts. Feeling dehydrated can worsen and slow down the recovery period. In addition, without staying hydrated, your body may experience muscle cramps and a lack of energy. Therefore it is vital to keep hydrated before, during and after working out.