8 tips to Relieve Tight Muscles After Physical Activity
Sedentary and low or high physical activities bring tension in the body and sometimes pain. Here are some tips to release your tensed muscles.
- Heat it up. Apply heat wherever your body needs it. Heat such as a hot water bladder, heated pad, hot bath with Epsom salt, steam shower help release tightness in the body.
- Self-massage. Massage yourself using a tennis ball or a foam roller. I have helped so many clients to be pain free. Get my expertise here.
- Book a massage at least once per month. If you live in Kelowna, send me an email to get the contact of my massage therapist.
- Stretch it out. Stretches are so important to all of us. As we get older, we lose flexibility in ligaments, tendons and muscles. If you want to have less pain, less cramps and loose it up, use some of my videos about how to stretch safely here.
- Before you work out, make sure you warm up. I see so many people lifting weight without warming up. Unfortunately, they are more at risk of developing injuries. Try to warm up for 10-15 minutes before any physical activity. You don’t need to run on a treadmill, just a walk is enough. I want you to feel your body warmed up. Read more here:
- Practice good posture. Posture is important to avoid imbalance and pain in the body. Even at work! Read some of my latest posts here.
- Eat healthy. Eating a healthy and balanced diet helps with stiffness and pain.
- Drink plenty of water
- Add calcium and magnesium supplements
- Stay active. Get a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Read some of my latest blogs about what to do to stay active.
The best way to stay young, healthy and mobile is to keep smiling and moving as much as you can.