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Healthy Resolutions: How to go from sore to more

Posted by on December 28, 2015

Getting fit or losing weight consistently tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, 73 percent give up within six weeks; according to a survey by Harris Interactive. While time and commitment are often to blame, many fitness experts suggest sore and fatigued muscles have a lot to do with why we lose steam with the new routine.

Whether sore from a new workout routine or everyday aches and pains, muscle management is key to making physical exercise less of a chore. Here are three tips to reduce routine muscle pain, so you can go from sore to more.

Massage away

Massage is often thought of as relaxing, but studies link massage to muscle treatment and recovery. In addition to relieving tension, massage can help reduce pain, decrease swelling and improve blood circulation to promote the healing of soft-tissue damage, bruising and muscle fatigue. It also helps improve flexibility and mobility faster, while reducing overall stiffness. Fortunately, new and powerful hand-held massagers are making it possible to treat muscle pain and fatigue on a daily basis.

Stretch before and after

Most people associate stretching with improving flexibility but stretching can actually help energy levels as well. Much like an engine that needs to be primed before it fires up, stretching your muscles before working out gets the blood flowing throughout your body. This not only helps to reduce muscle-related injuries, but it reduces the buildup of lactic acid, which promotes fatigue. Once you’ve had a good stretch, ease your way into the workout to ensure your muscles are nice and loose before reaching ‘cruising speed’.

Heat up and cool down

Knowing when to apply hot and cold temperatures to sore muscles is critical to treating and healing them. Studies have shown that alternating cold with hot to be highly effective in promoting both circulation and muscle recuperation. Temperature therapy can also help address specific muscle-related issues. Heat is often recommended for tight muscles, ligaments and tendons because it improves blood flow to the affected area while cold therapy can reduce swelling and help control muscle spasms. Products such as the Hot-Cold Therapy Massager combine massage and temperature therapy to provide a more comprehensive solution to muscle pain management.

To learn more tips on how to feel better, faster, after working out watch this short video.

Wahl introduced the first electric massager nearly 100 years ago, and has been at the forefront of the category ever since developing hand-held massagers with powerful motors, ergonomic designs and specially engineered attachments that allow for customized treatment of pain and discomfort.

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Elizabeth (Corvallis, OR)
I have had hip problems for years and have even had surgery on one to repair torn cartilage. Because of this hips always feel stiff and tight and cause me pain. Previously I tried rolling on a tennis bowl or massaging it myself but it didn't work very well. I'm happy to say that the Wahl Deep Tissue massager has been working miracles. I also brought it home over the Thanksgiving holiday and my whole family tried it out. I'm pretty sure all of them are running out to go by one for themselves now. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a trouble spot that is hard to reach, or just tight muscles in general. It is very easy to use and well built.

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