Love or hate ‘em, muscle aches are one of those inevitable effects of working out. If you’ve had them before, you’d know how they affect your range of movement as well as daily activities. For runners, you may experience sore quads that throb whenever you stand up and sit down. Or tight calves that make walking down the stairs seem like the hardest thing ever.
Being in cold environments like air-conditioned rooms (or a chilly weather like now) doesn’t help. When your surrounding temperature is low, your blood circulation slows down, causing your tight muscles to stiffen up even more. Yikes.
Honestly, it sucks to be a block – even more so when you’ve many fitness activities lined up. Try these easy remedies to reduce muscle aches and soreness. You’ll feel like your normal, active self almost immediately.