Sore muscles after exercise just makes you wanna go “Awwwwwww…” When you get up from a chair, walk up stairs, try to play with your kids or perform house duties you are constantly reminded of the beating you gave to those sore muscles. The funny thing is that I can’t get upset at my sore muscles after exercise because although it hurts, “it hurts good!” I know that I gave some good attention to my muscles, I am less stressed and know that sore muscles after exercise will pass and my muscles will be stronger. In the mean time; however, what can we all do to make post-exercise soreness better?
Sore Muscles After Exercise: How to Relieve the Pain!
The best way to reduce sore muscles after exercise is simple: perform light exercise. While this information isn’t groundbreaking, the best way to to reduce sore muscles after exercise is to simply keep moving! It may be nearly impossible to perform a high-intensity workout, or even a moderate one at that, but continuing with light exercise will temporarily relieve the pain. According to emedicine.com, your sore muscles after exercise will diminish immediately after beginning light exercise, but; unfortunately will return soon after.
How Light Exercise Reduces Sore Muscles After Exercise
Other Ways to Relieve Sore Muscles After Exercise That May Work
Unfortunately, there is not much else that has been proven in research studies to help relieve sore muscles after exercise. But here are a couple of other options to consider if you are really hurtin’.
Things That Probably Don’t Work to Reduce Muscle Soreness After Exercise
*Overconsumption of pills, particularly NSAIDs, are known to have severe side effects, such as stomach pain and bleeding.
Sore Muscles After Exercise Summary
Overall, prevention with consistent training and including a yoga workout regularly into your workout schedule are the most effective ways in preventing post-exercise soreness. If post-exercise soreness catches up with you, a light workout routine, and then a cold-water bath and cherry juice may be your best options. I know… There is not much else you can do but stay as active as you can and wait it out. Stay consistent with your workout routines to prevent future episodes of sore muscles after exercise.
The person that discovers a sure fire way to treat DOMS will be a billionaire. However, until then we will try almost anything, despite how dubious it may seem. – Unknown
Edited by Kyri Iannou