Exercising daily helps our body to remain fit as well as when your body gets accustomed to the new sport, your muscles don’t get sored anymore. This will lead you to a better workout routine because that won’t hurt you much and you will feel less or no muscle soreness afterwards.
How long will muscular pain last your post-workout? If you are someone who has recently started workout, this question must be bothering you. Post workout muscular pain is normal and can last up to 24 to 48 hours. Every fresher goes through such pains in the beginning, as your body is not used to it. But, if the pain gets severe after every increasing hour, you might have muscle strain or muscle injury.
Are you done with your amazing hard work-out and feeling great, but your body doesn’t seem happy and hurts a lot, right? Don’t worry, it’s understandable. Working out utilizes your body to the fullest, which results in sore muscles. But, believe me, here are some easy yet effective techniques to get rid of it and continue with your regular exercises. Following these, your muscles will be totally grateful to you.
- Hot/cold therapy
Any extreme temperature given directly to the affected area can do wonders. If you feel soreness and muscular strains, try using a heat pack for 15 minutes. Ice pack will work for you if you notice swelling on the muscle or joint area.
- Stretch, stretch and stretch
The biggest mistake you must be making is that you forget the part before your exercising hour. Warming up your body by stretching, helps to have less or no muscular soreness. if you feel your muscles have been pulled after you are done exercising, stretch your body for about 10 minutes. It will surely help. Slow walks, arm swings and marching on the spot are must!
- Post-workout massage
There are a lot of scientific reasons behind post-workout massage. The biggest benefit it gives your body is that it relaxes your mind along with your muscles. Athletes recommend that this should be a ‘must do’ after your workout session. It increases blood circulation which solves a lot of problems first hand.
- Bath tub and Epsom salt
Having a calm bath reduces stress and makes your mood better. But, having a bath with Epsom salt works like a cherry on top. It soothes, along with healing your body.
If you are a foodie, let me share some breathtaking secrets with you, which is going to satisfy your post-workout strains as well as your cravings! Yes, you read it right. It is about satisfying your cravings. The two tempting ways to get your muscles relaxed are ‘COFFEE & TART CHERRIES’! Tart cherries are rich in anthocyanins, which works like magic for decreasing excess inflammation. Whereas, studies show that caffeine consumption can reduce muscle soreness and fatigue.
I guess this is enough to motivate you for the workout, as it’s goodbye to the sore muscles!