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6 great ways to deal with aching muscles

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Written by Live Life Get Active
Category: Fitness

Why are my Muscles Soar after exercise?
Exercise physiologists refer to the gradually increasing discomfort that occurs between 24 and 48 hours after activity as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and it is perfectly normal.

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common result of physical activity that stresses the muscle tissue beyond what it is accustomed. It is  good indication that your muscles are adapting to your new fitness regimen.

6 great ways to deal with aching muscles

  1. Try a Deep Tissue Massage or Acupuncture on tender points to reduce DOMS.
  2. Do one of our Yoga Classes.
  3. Take a Bath with muscle relaxing products such as Epsom Salts or Radox.
  4. Eat antioxidant-rich fruits such as tart cherries and blueberries which can significantly reduce muscle damage and pain after intense training.
  5. Take Fish oil which is a natural anti-inflammatory and will enhance recovery from intense training.
  6.  Try a menthol cream such a deep heat.

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