January 19, 2014
There are aches and pains that plague men and women for a variety of reasons, but most of them are avoidable. Deciding to stretch more before a workout, for instance, can diminish the cramping and muscle fatigue that come from high levels of exertion. Eating a healthy diet rich in complex proteins and calcium can also help keep your body strong, which can stave off some of the soreness that comes from aging. Sometimes, however, changes in behavior such as these aren't always enough.
When those aches become too overwhelming to ignore, there are a few extra things you can do at home to take off the edge. With a few spa products and some relaxation, the doldrums of a bad back or sore legs will be a thing of the past. Get ready to pop some corn and turn on a movie, because the following remedies require some zen:
- Take more baths. There's nothing better than a good soak. Although it might seem cliché, the time spent resting in a tub full of warm, sudsy bubbles is actually helping your muscles to relax. Tension that builds up from a strenuous workout can leave your body feeling achy, but the warm water helps increase circulation throughout the body. More blood flow typically results in a speedier recovery, and who doesn't love a good, long bath? Help stimulate the relaxation process by using the Elemis Spa At Home Aching Muscle Super Soak. A few drops of this aromatherapy bubble bath will have you in top shape in no time.
- Instant relief with a cool touch. Although a warm bath can work miracles over time, your sore muscles might actually need cold or cool water to expel any lingering acids that might have built up from exertion. An old trick suggests a flushing method, which utilizes both hot and cold water in different intervals. Run the achy body part under warm water for up to two minutes and then switch immediately to cold for 30 seconds. Alternatively, you can skip ahead to the relief by using BioFreeze Cryospray 16oz. A little bit of this formula on the aching muscles will help provide a touch free, instantaneous blast of coolness that will help open up your blood vessels immediately. The best part - there isn't any lingering medical aroma.