Taking care of your muscles is an integral part of taking care of your health, especially if you factor in that you may very well slow down your muscle ageing process – which will leave your muscles healthier and stronger for longer as your body develops throughout the stages of the ageing process.

Together with the use of OleoSport – which aides in the relief of muscular pain and stress – there are plenty of ways to take care of your muscles. Here are five of these ways:

Massage those Muscles

Massage therapy is a treatment approach which is growing in demand and popularity. It was once considered an “alternative” approach, but it is now becoming much more mainstream. Not only does massage therapy reduce stress, and promote muscle relaxation, but it can also help lower blood pressure and improve your body’s circulation. You can also try self-massage techniques if a massage therapist is not readily available to you.

Warm-up and Stretch

Warming up before exercising will increase your blood flow and essentially “wake up” your muscles. You can warm up by doing light versions of exercises for a few minutes – such as light jogging, fast walking or cycling. Just as important is stretching after strenuous exercising – this enhances flexibility and reduces muscle tension.

Rest and Relax

Wait about 48 hours after a strenuous workout before working the same muscle group(s). For example, running uses the muscles in your lower body. Not resting and giving your body too little time to relax can cause muscle fatigue or damage, rather than the muscle strength it needs for growth.

Stay Happy and Hydrated

Water helps control your body temperature, loosen your joints, and transport nutrients to create energy. If you are not properly hydrated, you may experience muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness, or other symptoms of a more serious nature.

Treat with Heat

Sore muscles can often point to inflammation. Applying slight heat to an inflamed area will dilate the blood vessels, promote blood flow, and help sore and tightened muscles relax. Improved circulation can then help eliminate the build-up of lactic acid waste which may occur after certain exercises.

It’s important to note that sore muscles are typical and “normal”. However, be careful that you don’t seriously injure your muscles.

If you are experiencing an intense strain or pain, try the R-I-C-E ritual:

  • Rest: You may need to rest the injury all or part of the way.
  • Ice: Use ice packs, ice baths, or ice massages. These can decrease your swelling, pain, bruising, and muscle spasms. You can use ice for up to three days after an injury has occured.
  • Compression: You can wrap your injury to reduce swelling and bruising. Keep it wrapped for one or two days to a week after the injury occurred.
  • Elevation: Raise your injury at or above your heart. This helps prevent swelling and reduces bruising. Keep it elevated for two to three hours per day.

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