CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) If you workout or just get sore, you’re going to need some ways to feel better at some point. Lifestyle/weight loss expert Carolyn Phillips joined us from FitBehavior.com to share tips for home remedies for sore muscles
Home remedies for sore muscles
- Heat and Cold Packs with essential oils
- Blueberry Smoothies
- For the bath
- Epsom salts
- Apple cider vinegar
- Baking soda:
- Keep your body hydrated by drinking enough water. If there is not enough water in the body, your muscles will become tight, tender and easily injured.
- Heat and Cold Pack – with essential oils
- Blueberry Smoothies – Pre and Post – Blueberries have antioxidant powers and have been shown to decrease oxidative stress and inflammation.
- Magnesium is vital for human nutrition, as it maintains normal muscle and nerve function. Although it’s rare, early symptoms in people who are deficient in this mineral include muscle pain. This mineral is mostly found in foods such as bananas, almonds, legumes, and brown rice
- For The bath
- Epsom salts–a natural muscle relaxer which will pull excess fluids out of the tissue and reduces swelling.
- Apple cider vinegar will help deal with sore muscles and leg cramps. You can take it either as a daily tonic, or wrap a warm towel and wrap it around the problem area, or in the bath.
- Baking soda: Like vinegar, baking soda will neutralize skin irritation (from such irritants as hives, poison ivy, insect bites, and even chicken pox), but will also ease muscle tension. Also, a whole box in a hot footbath can work miracles for sore feet.
- Ginger: Adding one tablespoon of ginger to a bath will ease muscles, eliminate toxins from the body, and will help sweat out colds, flues, or congestion from hay fever.