I pretty much never did sport or excercise, didn’t join in at school and never took care of my body before, decided I need to tone up, using a DVD that pushes you A LOT, my legs and shoulders are aching even though I warmed up before and warmed down after, What else can I do to try relieve the pain? Also, are you supposed to take a break from it once a week or something? or is it OK to do it everyday?
You can help lessen muscle pain and quicken muscle recovery by:
Stretching your muscles before and after you work out. Full body stretches are best.
Taking adequate rest times between sets. I usually rest for about a minute and for about 2 minutes between each exercise.
Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy meals.
Having at least one rest day per week where you do no vigorous exercise.
Eating foods that are rich in omega-3 fats, as these help your muscles to recover.
If you have sharp pain, as from a torn muscle, then the best way to recover is again by stretching it, by working it with light exercise to help strengthen it, and to use alternating cold, hot, and cold to control swelling.
on: 14th July 12