TIPS FOR PREVENTING SORE MUSCLES:
If your muscle pain is caused by tension or physical activity, take these measures to lower your risk of developing muscle pain in the future:
• stretch your muscles before engaging in physical activity and after workouts.
• incorporate a warm-up and a cool-down into all of your exercise sessions.
• stay hydrated, especially on days when you are active.
• engage in regular exercise to help promote optimal muscle tone.
• get up and stretch regularly if you work at a desk or in an environment that puts you at risk for muscle strain or tension.
HOLISTIC HOME REMEDIES TO MUSCLE PAIN
Your best bet to avoid a painful muscle cramp while you exercise is water. When you exercise, you sweat and sweat depletes your body of needed fluids. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after you do your activity of choice.
2. Epsom salts
Jump in a hot bath with 2 cups of epsom salts to a tub of hot water to ease the pain of your strain (wait at least 24 hours before you try this). epsom salts contain loads of magnesium absorbed through the skin promote the healing of torn muscles. Table salt is not a substitute for epsom salts.
Eat a banana or two a day, and you may cut down your cramping. Potassium deficiency may be to blame for muscle cramps. One banana has 450 mg of the muscle-protecting nutrient.
Getting adequate amounts of calcium in your diet may help curtail your cramps. Women, especially, seem to need plenty of calcium for muscle health. Three glasses of milk a day will meet the calcium needs of most adults.
5. Apply hot BIGAS or beans
A hot bean or rice bag may be just the cure you need. Fill an old sock with dry rice or beans, and tie the end tightly. Microwave it on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Make sure it’s not too hot, then apply it to your aching muscles. It’s surprisingly soothing.