Part of being fit and heathy is managing the niggles and injuries occur. It is part of exercising to get aches and pains, sometimes you may overwork a muscle or wake up with something tight or sore.
I am learning more and more about my body and its strengths and weaknesses. Stretching, mobilising and yoga are all part of my daily ritual and are very important in the role of managing your body.
I also use a couple of great essential oil blends to sore or tight spots. Deep Relief and Panaway are blends specific for muscles and I find they work really well. If you would like to know more about these oils contact me here
If you have a spot that is more than a tight muscle – maybe you have injured it in training or doing something. Usually you know when it is more serious – one thing I have definitely learnt is do not let it go. Your body is not supposed to be painful … pain is telling you that something is wrong. It has taken me some time to get onto this … which is so dumb, but now when I have an injury I try and get onto it. It happened just a couple of weeks ago doing the Fittest 3 comp, I fell off the rings and I pulled something. After the comp it was sore – so I went to my physio to find out what was happening. I hate modifying my workouts, but if it is to let my body heal so i can get back on track … then i know now that is what I have to do. Definitely getting older this is one area that makes a huge difference. I want to keep doing what I’m doing for the long term, which means I need to have a strong body that is not in pain. That is my goal!
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