Feel healthy, improve recovery and performance
A healthy diet, positive thinking and regular exercise are all important for reaching your body and life goals. To lose weight or gain muscle, exercising effectively is crucial. Recovery is just as important, as your body needs time to adapt to changes and repair muscles. This is especially true if you weight train, do intense exercise or have an injury. Relax your muscles to help you feel more relaxed and ready to exercise.
4 ways to relax your muscles
- Stretching – improve the muscle’s control, flexibility, and range of motion. Stretching can also help your performance in the gym and prevent your body from injury. We recommend stretching before and/or during gym sessions, as well as in the morning and/or evening. Even a quick stretching session can help you feel less stressed and more energetic.
- Massage – relax muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. When muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them, which can cause pain or injury
- Hot water therapy– reduce pain and relax muscles. Hot gel/water packs or bottles are inexpensive and can be bought from supermarkets or pharmacies. Using them after a stressful day or heavy gym session, can help your muscles to relax and recover
- Meditation – breathing and positive thinking. Meditation can help you to feel your muscles and relax them. Even simply taking a deep breath in and out can help to relax your muscles and improve your posture. Positive thinking can help you feel less stressed, helping your muscles to relax. When you’re stressed, take a slow deep breath in, hold it and breathe out slowly. Repeat a few times. Also, think about people you are grateful for, positive experiences you have had or things you are looking forward to. These are simple but so effective!
Relaxing your muscles can help:
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