Spring has finally sprung and it's time to get out of hibernation mode and back into a normal, active routine. Whether you're planning to spend more time out in the garden or start jogging outdoors, there are things you can do to prevent and avoid those Spring aches and pains. Here are a few tips for an easy transition.
1. Listen to your body.
While it might be tempting to jump into Spring activities, it's important to listen to your body and be conscious of the weather, as well as your surroundings. You know your body best and how conditions affect you, so it's helpful to have the extra reminder to be extra vigilant when it's raining and slippery or chilly in the morning.
2. Ease in (don't overdo it)
Although it might seem counterintuitive, staying active is known to help against joint pain and arthritis. So, if you're itching to get outside and be active - good! But after a long winter, it is important to ease back into the swing of things to prevent injury. Walking, gardening, riding your bike, yoga, and low impact activities will help to strengthen your muscles and ligaments, improve flexibility, and get your body back into motion. Your joints will thank you later.
3. Add a concentrated Epsom Salt lotion to your routine.
A few hours out in the garden or a brisk jog can leave you feeling sore and achy. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) is a time-tested remedy for soothing muscle pain, stiffness, and cramps. A quality concentrated Epsom Salt lotion is a great way to soothe Spring aches and pains, without the bath. Just apply and go!
If you haven't tried Epsom-It's Muscle Recovery products, we recommend our Lotion and Rollerball. This is a 20% concentrated Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) based formula fortified with Arnica. It is also 5X more concentrated than a traditional Epsom Salt bath. Our lotion penetrates the skin to bring the benefits of magnesium sulfate to sore muscles for instant, deep pain relief.