Do dynamic stretching/warm-up before doing the treadmill (I'm guessing that's what you are using). Then stretch well thoughtout the day after your workout. Also using a foam roller or stick and ice will help.
Next do cross training, both cardio and strength. Elliptical, bike, swimming, rower, dancing like zoomba are all good for cardio. Weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, kettlebells (if you take a class in correct use), etc will help increase muscle mass and allow you to burn more calories while at rest.
Finally, go outside and walk if the weather allows. It's totally different from the TM.
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