I've also personally found that sports-type massage can help in terms of assisted stretching to help in the areas that you can't get a full stretch on your own. (I go 1x ea month & it HAS made a difference!) -- I have hip & knee issues causing imbalances (which I DID address through ST w/ a therapist/trainer), but the massage keep the muscles more limber and responsive.
I wake up sore every morning, with a bad back and bad pretty much every other joint. For me, I just have to keep going. I have talked to my doctors, but it's not something I'm going to call about all the time. Just keep going unless it hurts. If it hurts, definitely check with a doctor. Otherwise, stretching, vitamins, and continued movement should help.
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How about taking a warm bath with some Epsom salts?
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If you recently increased the amount of walking you do to something you don't do on a regular basis, that may be the reason you're feeling a little stiff. If you went from say walking 3 miles a day to 5 or 6 miles a day, yes, your body would feel a little stiff. It's because your body has not adapted to the new routine.
It sounds like you're experiencing a bit of DOMS, delayed onset muscle soreness. Most people associate DOMS with weight training, but any activity (even walking) could cause it. If sore after I've done a 20 mile charity walk and I consider myself pretty fit.
It's all about adapting to the new routine. If you continue to walk that longer distance, you'll start feeling less sore. For now, I agree, some extra stretching will help.
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How much do you stretch after your workout? Do you allow a proper cool down? It's important to gently stretch to lengthen the muscles that tighten up after a workout. There are lots of articles on the Sparkpeople site about stretching and cooling down after a workout. Check them out! And keep up the good work!
I started walking recently. I'm not new to exercise, though I don't get much. I've been meeting with a personal trainer once a week for a year, and have been jogging on and off. I'm by no means athletic, I still weigh 230 and a mile still takes about 15 minutes on a good day.
Lately I've started walking A Lot. I picked up munzee, amd have walked about 3-5 miles a day playing since. but in the mornings I'm so stiff!!
this is a weird feeling. my knees pop like crazy, my feet hurt and I feel like I'm hobbling in the mornings. what can I do to stop this?
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