Muscle fatigue in every day folk!
Muscle fatigue is literally when your muscles hurt or are tired from over exhaustion or even the common cold. You certainly don't have to be an athlete to feel muscle cramp but quite often athletes will experience this after playing their choice of sport.
We demand a lot from our bodies, whether it's working out or long hours on the job. You expect your body to work like a well oiled machine delivering mental and physical energy strength and endurance.
Getting a hot stone massage is one of the best way to reduce muscle fatigue, it makes you feel re-energized, it also help with pain relief because heat helps to relax aching muscles, while cold reduces inflammation and inhibits pain.
The athletic type
The burning feeling that occurs during exercise is known as lactic acid buildup.
As we all know exercise is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, reduction in heart disease, diabetes and cholesterol have all been linked to regular exercise.
As far back as the ancient Olympic games, athletes recognized that certain foods improved their performance and cut down on muscle fatigue.
Scientist understand that peak athletic performance demands heavily on proper nutrition. Even slight deficiencies in certain nutrients can hamper a competitors ability to perform at his /her best.
Unfortunately, like most people athletes still face dietary challenges that result from lack of time.
Why do we feel muscle fatigue?
Long walks in the park a hike up a trail or a vigorous day of house cleaning, certainly not my favorite, can all lead to your muscles feeling tired.
Sometimes, the muscles hurt so bad that just the thought of moving around causes pain. The first time I joined a gym and the trainer asked me use some of the equipment. This new "burn" was excruciating on my muscles.
Because my pride got in the way of my better judgment and telling her that I was HURTING wasn't an option, well....let's just say I couldn't move for days. OK, OK I was also a little out of shape at the time.
Muscle fatigue can also be symptoms of a myriad of conditions:
- Pinched Nerve
- Chronic Fatigue
Prescription drugs can affect you and how your muscles hurt, even the common cold and flu causes aches and pains. It's best to check with your physician to see what some of the side affects of taking the medication your on. Do the benefits outweigh the side affects or are there alternatives that you could explore.
Supplements that help build the immune system like the antioxidants found in carotenoid rich foods are very beneficial to the body. Also, if you're not eating enough fish throughout the week a fish supplement is great in bridging that gap and also has natural anti-inflammatory properties which help.
A fish supplement will also help with oxidation and inflammation, the two biggest culprits for a host of diseases in our society these days.
Are you thinking of getting into a fitness program?
Remember, that getting into a fitness program after a long time off should be done slowly. Rome wasn't built in a day and so your fitness levels will take time to get them to where they should be.
If your thinking of getting into a fitness program and haven't done so in a long time always consult your doctor first to get the OK from him/her. Also, hiring a trainer to ensure your using the equipment properly is a great start and can help prevent you from hurting yourself.
What do you do if you experience muscle fatigue? Well, a cold compress for the first 24 hours and hot compress later on will help soothe the muscles and of course rest is extremely important.
This guy knows all about muscle fatigue, this is Scott Hannen from the NHL team, Colorado Avalanche with none other than me.
Don't forget that eating good protein in crucial in the repairing of cells after exercise. What type of protein are you eating? If you need help with this or are wondering about a protein supplement drop me a line.
Nothing can replace good sound sleep; when the body rests it detoxifies and you wake up feeling refreshed after a good night sleep. A healthy diet is key. There's no point in taking on an exercise program if your going to eat junk food now is there.
Kids that exercise can also have muscle fatigue so treat them as you would you.
Have you been experiencing muscle fatigue for awhile?
If you've been experiencing muscle fatigue for a while and it just won't go away, without question you should consult your physician. Jot down some of your symptoms, it's always a good idea to be prepared when you visit your doctor so think about these things beforehand.
- When did it start?
- Where is it the most?
- Are there other symptoms with it? ie: fever or cold
- Skin color changes
- Tired all the time
Or anything else that seems a little out of the ordinary. Getting a clear definitive answer to put your mind at rest is a must.
Are you looking for supplements to help bridge the nutritional gap?
Today, many products are accompanied by a great deal of hype and colorful advertising. But when it comes to supporting our health, it pays to be prudent and find a company with a long-standing record of excellent performance. A good friend of mine would always say, "you know the two things you should never buy on sale are parachutes and supplements". Since both are lifesavers I think he may have a point.
While most people buy based on price, there is something to be said about doing your homework about the vitamin/minerals you are prepared to take. Remember, if it is cheap you can be rest assured that the ingredients are not rich. Combined with fillers and binders your supplement may have more things that you don't want than what you do want.
For many years, recommended daily allowances of nutrients were thought to be all we needed to stay healthy. Regrettably, illness statistics and more recent scientific research have proved this assumption wrong.
Now nutrition and health research clearly indicates that, in our stressful environment and demanding lifestyles, intake of optimum levels of nutrients is the best assurance of continued good health and avoidance of degenerative diseases.
Think of it like this, if you were going to build a house you would use the best materials so that your house stays strong and can weather whatever storm comes it's way. Shouldn't you treat your body the same way!
If you have a questions about the best supplements to take, just drop me a line.
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