The Cheat Code to Muscle Soreness

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Muscle soreness after a workout is common, especially for those new to exercise. While rest is important, increasing blood flow to the affected areas can speed up recovery. The first 2-4 weeks of a new exercise routine typically generate the most soreness, but staying consistent with movement can help it subside.
Here are our top three methods to promote recovery and reduce inflammation, helping you get back to your activities feeling strong and refreshed.

1. Increase blood flow

Blood flow is crucial for delivering nutrients and oxygen to muscles. Active recovery, such as a light bike ride or gentle jog, enhances circulation, speeds up healing, and reduces stiffness and soreness. Incorporating active recovery into your routine can significantly minimize downtime between workouts.

2. Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom salts, rich in magnesium, are absorbed through the skin during a bath. Magnesium helps relax muscles, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. Additionally, warm water dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to tissues. Soaking in a warm Epsom salt bath for about 20 minutes can provide immediate relief and promote overall muscle relaxation.

3. Hydration and Nutrition

Staying well-hydrated helps flush out toxins and reduce inflammation. A balanced diet rich in protein, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory foods supports muscle repair and recovery. Poor food choices, lack or water and low electrolytes will prolong inflammation resulting in lagging soreness. Prioritizing hydration and nutrition can prevent prolonged inflammation and ensure your body has the resources it needs to heal efficiently.
By incorporating active recovery, Epsom salt baths, and proper hydration and nutrition into your routine, you can effectively manage muscle soreness and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
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