We all have experienced muscle pain after a good “pilates” workout. This muscle ache, known as “good pain” is a virtuous reminder that you’re working hard to keep your body in shape. But the problem is that even “good pain” is uncomfortable and can interfere with your everyday activities. So here are some great remedies, that will help you to relieve the muscle pain!
Massage set off a series of molecular events in muscles that helped reverse discomfort related to exercise. It also increased levels of proteins that signal the muscles produce more mitochondria, the cell structures that produce energy and help muscles recover from activity. So, what are you waiting for?!
2. Ice then Heat
Cold has analgesic, pain-relieving, properties that will help soothe your aches. So, reach for an ice pack, and put it to the source of the pain. Later, you can apply heat (i.e. heat pack or hot cream) to your muscles to warm them up.
3. Warm Bath
A warm shower or bath also triggers the muscle to relax, which can be great for tension knotted shoulders or muscles tight from overuse. So take a long lasting bath or shower, 20-30 minutes and relax. It will help you, to relieve the pain for sure.
4. Drink Milk
Drinking 500 ml/ 2 cups of milk can help your muscles from being sore. It contains a lot of calcium, and it will relax your muscles. So, drink a cup of milk, and take a rest.
With your 2 cups of milk, you might want to take oral magnesium. Low levels of magnesium in the body can lead to general muscle aches and muscle cramps. So, you may want to consider taking the magnesium as a supplement.