How to Naturally Calm Sore Muscles After Your Big Workout

How to Naturally Calm Sore Muscles After Your Big Workout

When you’re working out, you’re in the moment. You’re feeling the power and enjoying the adrenaline. However, the next day is a different story. It’s pretty normal for you to wake up sore and stiff after a challenging (or even light) workout. We hear a lot about muscle pain, but we have the tips and tricks you need to get back on your feet.

Here are five ways to prevent the soreness and heal it quickly:

1. Stretch Well

Stretching is an oft-overlooked aspect of exercise. No matter how you eat and live, your muscles need to be stretched. It’s best to stretch them before and after each workout as well as before bed.

2. Drink Water

Muscles need water. Dehydrated muscles lead to cramps and post-workout soreness. Hydrate before exercise, during, and especially afterward.

3. Calcium/Magnesium

This is a supplement you should look into. Calcium with magnesium feeds the muscles with what they need to grow, contract, and relax. Taking this before will aid your sleep and avoid nighttime cramping.

4. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol

Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate your muscles and deplete your body of calcium and magnesium. If you do have one of the above, drink extra water and boost your vitamins/minerals intake.

5. Heat and Eucalyptus

High-quality, non-diluted, unprocessed Eucalyptus essential oil (like our pharmaceutical-grade Eucalyptus) has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that make it a great option when treating sore or over-exercised muscles. It can relax stiff muscles, allowing for pain relief and ease in range of motion and muscle movement. The best way to enjoy Eucalyptus is in the steam of a shower or in the heat of the sauna.

Here are some ways to apply Eucalyptus to your sore muscles:

  • Add 3-5 drops of straight Eucalyptus oil directly onto sore muscles. Slowly massage into skin.
  • Add 15-50 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a hot bath. The heat of the water, combined with the Eucalyptus, encourages muscles to relax and reduces next-day stiffness. For additional benefits, add Epsom salts to the water.
  • The easiest option is to use our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and spray it into the hot steam of your shower, or into the warmth of any sauna or steam room. You’ll not only enjoy the relaxation in your muscles, but you’ll also be breathing in the anti-inflammatory properties of the eucalyptus.

Leave Soreness Behind

The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when supported well through healthy lifestyle habits. Pain in the body is also a sign of something else going on, so in addition to getting relief naturally, be sure to investigate the cause with your doctor or natural medicine practitioner.

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How to Beat Morning Muscle Stiffness Naturally

If your body wakes up sore and stiff in the morning, we want to talk to you. First of all, waking up with sore and stiff muscles should never be considered normal. If that’s normal for you, then your body is simply getting used to having a need not met. So let’s help you with your body stiffness naturally.

How? Here are the top ways to beat morning muscle stiffness:

Beat Morning Muscle Stiffness Naturally

  1. Stretch: This is the first tip because it’s so necessary. No matter how you eat and live, your muscles need to be stretched. It’s best to stretch them before bed and after you wake up.
  2. Hydrate: Muscles need water. If your muscles are dehydrated, they can’t function smoothly and will cramp up.
  3. Calcium/Magnesium: This is a supplement you should definitely look into. Calcium with magnesium feeds the muscles with what they need to grow, contract well, and relax. Take before bed to fall into a restful sleep and avoid sleep cramps.
  4. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol: Both are incredibly dehydrating to the muscles, and both deplete your body of calcium and magnesium. If you do need to have one of the above, drink extra water and boost your vitamin-mineral intake.
  5. Heat and Eucalyptus: Our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist is high quality, not processed or diluted, and has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe sore or stiff muscles. Eucalyptus Oil can help relax stiff muscles, allowing for pain relief and better range of motion. The best way to enjoy Eucalyptus is in the steam of a shower or in the heat of the sauna. Need tips on that? See below:
    1. Add 3-5 drops of straight Eucalyptus oil directly onto sore muscles. Slowly massage into skin. (It’s a strong oil though, and it may be best to dilute with coconut oil first until you know how your body responds).
    2. Add 15-50 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a hot bath. Combined with the benefits of the oil, the heat of the water encourages muscle relaxation and reduces next-day stiffness. For additional benefits, Epsom salts can be added to the water as well.
    3. The easiest option is to get our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and simply spray it into the hot steam of your shower, or any sauna or steam room. You’ll not only enjoy the relaxation in your muscles, but you’ll also be breathing in the anti-inflammatory properties of the Eucalyptus.

Remember, the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when supported well through lifestyle and proper health habits. Pain in the body is also a sign of something else going on, so in addition to getting relief naturally, be sure to investigate the cause with your doctor or natural medicine practitioner.

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