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3 ways to reduce soreness after a workout

Now if you are a Fitness With Toya Girl (What my clients are called) you know we talk all the time about muscles! If you don't use them you lose them!

I had major abdominal and thoracic reconstruction in October of 2021 and to be honest I have not been the same since.

I found myself starting and stopping my fitness routine over and over again like many of my clients. I had gotten to the point where I was like I am just not going to say it out loud anymore.

But in the beginning of 2023 I said you know what I will give myself 15 good minutes a day. No half-assing it but a real good 15-minute push. Some days that push is just running up and down the stairs ... other days it is as many sit ups and push ups I can do in 15-minutes(and some days it is not very many😅).

However, yesterday I worked out with Coach Micki and let me just tell you all of my client's got their karma because I came home and took an Epson salt bath and this morning my thighs were like hey girl lol

So you know I believe wholeheartedly in practicing what I preach so here are some steps to help us all with our soreness this morning.

(Disclaimer this post is for informational purposes only for any long-term pain relief or soreness. Please contact your provider)

1. Stretching: Engage in gentle stretching exercises after your workout. This helps improve blood flow to your muscles, which can alleviate soreness and promote flexibility.

2. Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water post-workout. Proper hydration supports muscle recovery. Additionally, consume a balanced meal rich in protein and nutrients to aid muscle repair.

3. Rest and Recovery: Give your muscles time to recover by getting enough sleep. Quality sleep is crucial for muscle repair and overall recovery. Avoid overtraining and allow your body the necessary time to heal.

Remember, soreness is a natural part of the muscle-building process, but these steps can help you manage and minimize it.

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