5 Easy Ways To Relieve Post-Workout Muscle Aches 

Health  |  April 14, 2017
  • 1. Move around
    1 / 5 1. Move around

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    That might be the last thing on your mind but the truth is, doing light exercises like walking or a slow jog can help to flush out any lactic acid that’s clogged up, the cause of your muscle aches. Getting out and about will loosen up your muscles and sore joints. 

     

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  • 2. Self-massage with a foam roller
    2 / 5 2. Self-massage with a foam roller

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    Get yourself a foam roller to apply pressure to the problem areas – back and forth, up and down the muscles. What it does is to loosen, lengthen and relax your muscle tissues. According to a study from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, it was found that foam rolling after strength training helped to reduce muscle tenderness significantly. 

    (Also Read: 8 Tools That Help You Recover From Sore Muscles After A Workout)

     

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  • 3. Stretch it out
    3 / 5 3. Stretch it out

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    Before your muscles stiffen up, try doing yoga, pilates or even basic stretches at home. This will help oxygen flow into the aching muscles, and will speed up the recovery process. 

    (Also Read: The Best Yoga Classes To Try In Singapore)

     

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  • 4. Cool it off
    4 / 5 4. Cool it off

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    This is a treatment that many professional athletes swear by – the post-workout ice bath. Well you could simply just soak in a tub of cold water, that constricts your blood vessels and reduces swelling. The part where you emerge from your bath or shower, that’s when your body warms up and this process improves circulation and helping with the healing process. 

    (Also Read: Here’s Why You Should Start Taking Cold Showers)

     

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  • 5. Eat anti-inflammatory foods
    5 / 5 5. Eat anti-inflammatory foods

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    Fill your diet with foods that are rich in omega-3s, found naturally in salmon, spinach, nuts etc. They can help boost the circulation in your sore mucles. You could also consider taking fish-oil pills to ease the aches and prevent inflammation after your workout. 

     

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