Why So Tense? The TOP 2 EASIEST Ways to Combat Painful Body Stiffness
Want to guess what one of the best ways to prevent body stiffness is? It is actually by moving. Seems a bit counterintuitive, but I swear to you, it makes perfect sense.
Think about it like this - if you aren’t moving (or grooving) and your muscles and joints are just hanging out with nothing to do, they will very likely get stiff. And with stiffness, sometimes follows soreness. And then discomfort. So, the key is to keep some movement and mobility - even just a little - into each and every day.
An easy way to break it down is to remember that motion is lotion - no joke! If you are stiff and sedentary at work or during your commute, it is extra important to get more mobility into your daily routine. The more movement and mobility you are able to do, the better lubricated your joints will be. This means easier movement, less stiffness, and less pain. If you are not moving, your joints will not be as supple, and you’ll likely experience tightness, soreness, and discomfort.
The good news is you do not need to have an intensive exercise routine that you adhere to daily. The solution to these issues and the prevention of pesky muscle and joint pain is not hours of laborious work and training. The effort you put in each day - even just 10-15 minutes - can dramatically improve your health, comfort, and wellbeing. Over time and with consistency, you’ll experience more comfort and less pain.
This is the whole concept behind Yoga Prehab®, which I developed to help your muscles and joints stay healthy. Before falling victim to rehab due to injuries and chronic pain, I help people take preventative action to actually strengthen their muscles and joints in order to prevent injury. Makes sense, right?
So, over time and with a dedication to movement and mobility -- stiffness and discomfort will decrease. In situations where you need some immediate relief for sore and stiff spots, try this Super Soothing Muscle Rub recipe! It’s quick and requires only 2 minutes, 2 ingredients, and 2 simple steps!
Super Soothing Muscle Rub
- A couple of drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 1 or 2 tbsp Coconut oil (or other mild body oil of your choice such as almond or jojoba)
- Mix your ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Rub the mixture onto your shoulders and experience cooling, soothing relief for tight, sore muscles!
See? Easy, right? Peppermint has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, making it a great solution for aches, pains, and muscle spasms you might be feeling in your shoulders. (and you won’t smell like grandma’s Bengay cream)
Did you give the Super Soothing Muscle Rub a try? Let me know how you liked it!
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