Body pain and tiredness can steadily become a norm in our daily lives. They can show up at the most inconvenient times—who hasn’t stood up from their seat only to feel their body groan with the effort? Or who has never felt their eyelids grow heavy and their body weaken while the sun still has hours left in the sky? We have all been there. But the good news is, we don’t have to stay. There are many options when it comes to remedies for our aching or tired bodies. To make a good thing even better, all the ideas mentioned here are ones you can do at home!
Dealing with Body Aches
Aching muscles or joints can be debilitating even at their least potent. They quickly stifle any energy we had and encourage us to stay still so as not to cause any more pain. But there are many remedies we can try at home to ease this burden.
- Taking a bath in Epsom salt can quickly ease your pain as your skin absorbs the salt. This soothing practice can help with inflammation as well as muscle spasms.
- Alternating between hot and cold packs for twenty-minute intervals reduces inflammation in your muscles and cut back on the pain you are experiencing.
- While staying active may seem counterintuitive, it is such a practice that can to help with the pain. Keeping up with and increasing strength by exercising reduces the risk of injury and, in turn, discomfort.
- Being sure you consume enough collagen is also key in limiting the amount of soreness and pain you experience. This can be achieved either through taking supplements or eating foods rich in collagen. Consuming collagen helps with strengthening your body tissues, keeping your muscles healthy, and giving you energy.
Fatigue can sneak in like a thief in the night, striking when you least expect with an unwarranted yawn or droop of the eyelids. Best Health Magazine also offers many “At Home” remedies for combating persistent tiredness.
- Inhaling peppermint oil in small amounts can help reduce pain, as well as combining both peppermint and rosemary oil in a soothing bath.
- Be sure to eat a good breakfast after you get up in the morning as this will help you make it through the rest of the day. Consuming small meals throughout the day also helps give you energy and keeps your blood sugar stable so that it doesn’t frantically fluctuate.
- Limit your refined carbohydrate intake as these will quickly raise your blood sugar levels and subsequently lower them just as quickly.
- Seek out high-fiber foods that are rich in complex carbohydrates. These will do their part to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
- Drinking water is key when it comes to keeping up your energy. It can quickly cause fatigue, so constantly drinking water throughout the day will help boost your energy with each sip.
- Both aerobic and low-level exercise can be beneficial in combating fatigue. While the more intense exercise can boost energy and grant a better night’s sleep, the less strenuous activities can put a spring back in your step and help you finish out the day.
- Developing a sleep routine is also crucial in keeping a good store of energy. Sleep is our body's way of resting and recharging. When it is accustomed to a certain schedule and consistently has enough time to recharge, you will feel the benefits.
Putting These into Practice
These are just a handful of ideas to help keep you functioning at your best. Implement the ones that work best for you and say hello to a more productive, more fulfilled lifestyle.
Written by Sharayah Hooper
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio