We’ve all suffered from sore muscles at some point in our lives. You don’t have to go to the gym to feel soreness, but doing a sport or an activity which you’re not used to may cause it. Anything from mowing your lawn and gardening, to shoveling snow or just cleaning the house can cause it: everyone gets sore, aches, and pains, which is why it’s important to have the tools to tame it.
What causes sore muscles?
Soreness is caused when we submit our muscles into overdrive, for example when we do an exercise that we are not used to doing. When we do this, our muscles release a liquid called lactic acid, which produces the sensation of pain or cramps.
How can we reduce sore muscles?
Here are some ways to avoid soreness as well as ways to heal them quicker and allow you to go on with your day-to-day activities.
Take a couple rounds of pineapple and blend them with oranges or lemons and some ice. Pineapples are rich in minerals and vitamins, but they also contain bromelain. Studies have proven that the extract of bromelain, along with the vitamin C found in citrus can help reduce the pain caused by excessive physical effort. We recommend you try this smoothie after training or doing physical activities. It is not only super hydrating, but it’s also great for a boost of energy.