Stretching For Dummies
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Stretching is an important part of keeping yourself healthy. But, what should you do about sore muscles? The next time you’re in pain, there are a few things you can do to speed your recovery along. The following list gives you a few suggestions for helping your sore muscles get back to feeling good again:

  • Apply an ice pack for 20 minutes to any area that is sore. Repeat this every hour until the pain subsides.

  • Stretch the sore area gently to help your body get rid of lactic acid, which helps contribute to the pain.

  • Be sure to walk 10 to 20 minutes at least once a day to increase circulation throughout your body. This helps deliver much-needed oxygen to your sore muscles.

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water daily to stay hydrated and help flush out the lactic acid in your sore muscles.

  • Avoid any strenuous activity as long as you’re in pain.

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LaReine Chabut is a lifestyle and fitness expert, certified fitness instructor, and personal trainer. She has appeared on CNN, FOX News, EXTRA, Access Hollywood, and other television programs.

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