Relieve Your Achy Muscles

Starting a new workout routine can be a wonderful thing, but there's always the chance of muscle soreness. This unfortunate side effect, also referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness, can show up a few hours after your workout and generally peaks two to three days later.

What is muscle soreness exactly?

Soreness is the result of microscopic tears that occur in your muscles, as well as the accompanying inflammation. The minor aches and pains can happen to anyone, whether you're new to working out or a long-time athlete. Sore muscles are growing stronger as they learn to adapt to the new movement or strain that's being put on them.

Here  are four ways to relieve sore muscles:

Essential Oils -- Organic Essential Oils can be an incredible option for relieving those sore achy muscles. They can be applied topically or in a hot bath with Epsom salts as an excellent solution to each the ache.  My favourites are Clove Bud, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Peppermint blended together with fractionated coconut oil or Jojoba oil and massaged into the muscle.  But my absolute go to for sore muscles  is always my favourite blend from Essante Organics called Relief. I keep this on a regular order as it's just too valuable to run out of!

Performance Nutritional Supplements like Omega-3, turmeric and tart cherry juice -- These natural ingredients, which can easily be added to your diet, provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Look to fish or fish oil for omega-3s and sprinkle turmeric, which is traditionally used in Indian cuisine, on roasted vegetables or in soups. I also can't speak highly enough about the results I am getting from adding in the brand new Amped product line to my work outs.  These products not only improve my performance but they improve my recovery times as well. Amped Recovery supports faster post-work out muscle recovery and supports the muscle rebuilding process by delivering branch chain amino acids which triggers muscle protein synthesis.

  • A post-workout supplement to support muscle rebuilding and recovery.
  • Supports faster post-workout muscle recovery
  • Supports muscle rebuilding process
  • Delivers branched-chain amino acids, which trigger muscle protein synthesis

Stretching -- Slow, gentle stretching can help work out the muscle group that's sore and tight.

Sleep -- Your body does a lot of repair work while you're sleeping, and your muscles are no exception. Aim for at least eight of uninterrupted sleep each night.  Sleep plays such a huge role in recovery and healing of the body.  When you push your workouts, your body can release high amounts of cortisol which can interrupt your sleep patterns or even cause insomnia.  Adding in adaptogens to support the adrenals and keep that cortisol in check can go a long way to support your muscle recovery as well as promote better sleep habits.

When you're feeling sore, you may be tempted to stop working out altogether. While it is a sign that your body needs some rest, going for a walk or doing some light exercise can help too! If soreness doesn't dissipate after three or four days, consult your doctor.
 
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