You have just found a new fun activities in your life, and you never felt so excited like this before. Whether it’s a mountain climbing, hard workout to face a championship next month, or just cycling around a city with your new friends. You did not feel tired for that, but after one or two days later, you start to feel muscle soreness in parts of your body.
What Causes Sore Muscles
– It is actually a normal thing and apply to all people, especially if:
– It is a new activity to you or you never done it before. You raise the level of intensity or difficulty of your workout. For example: you normally do push ups 20 times in 1 minute, but now you do push ups 30 times in 1 minute.
Some people consider muscle soreness is a reward for their hard work, but more people do not like this symptom. Sore muscle makes us hard to perform activities as usual. This disorder is commonly referred to as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is known to have two main causes, including:
- The buildup of lactic acid in muscle tissue. However, the buildup of lactic acid only lasted for a few hours after a workout, so it is often not considered the primary cause of muscle soreness
- Damages to the connective tissue and muscle fibers. Exercise too hard can lead to micro-damage on some muscle tissue of the body. Our body needs some time to make improvements.
The good news is that our bodies grow stronger and will start to get used to your previous exercises. You will have little or almost no muscle soreness.
How to Treat Sore Muscles
There are some simple things we can do to overcome muscle soreness, including:
You desperately need rest. Sore muscle is a sign that you have done a very hard workout, so you need a break to recharge your body. Sleep is one of the effective ways to rest the body.
2. Take a warm bath
Bath with warm water is very effective to provide comfort and relieve tired, aching from your body.
3. Performing less-intense exercises
When you are experiencing muscle soreness, it does not mean you have to sleep all the day. Some less-intense exercises are also helpful to speed up the healing and increase your endurance.
4. Perform a massage
Massage the painful parts of the body would be very painful, but if it is done carefully and gently then it can ease the pain you are feeling.
Home Remedies for Sore Muscles
1. Essential Oils
Apply a few drops of essential oil on the painful part. Rub and massage gently. Some of the recommended essential oils, such as marjoram, peppermint and lemongrass.
2. Coconut Oil
Try to consume 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil every day to help relieve sore muscles
3. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
If you do not like coconut oil, then you can try Apple Cider Vinegar as an alternative. Mix 2-3 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with a sprig of fresh mint, 1 teaspoon of honey and a glass of cold water to get the benefits you want.