Spring has finally sprung and that means more time enjoying beloved outdoor pastimes like running, gardening and the like. If you haven’t been as active during the winter, getting back in to the swing of things may trigger a few new aches and pains.
Here are a few things to keep in mind to avoid being sidelined:
Listen to your body. Whether hiking a new trail or cleaning out the garage, it’s important to not overexert yourself. For example, if you haven’t run in months, you may not want to run five miles the first day out. Instead gradually increase the distance you run each time.
Maintain a balanced diet. Just as it’s important to eat healthy during winter to help ward off seasonal viruses, so is it important to keep pain under control in the spring. Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, grass-fed beef and flaxseed may not only be beneficial in managing pain better, but may also help fight inflammation.
Help your body the natural way. If you do get a few aches and pains, homeopathic topical medicines like Arnicare Gel or Cream can offer relief. Made from Arnica montana, a type of mountain daisy, Arnicare helps relieve muscle pain, stiffness, swelling from injuries and even bruises.* Try the gel on a sore back or the cream for massaging stiff shoulders or neck. And if you feel achy all over, Arnicare Tablets or Arnica oral pellets can offer whole-body pain relief.*
Arnica pellets, tablets, and topicals are available at The Healthy Grocer in aisle 1. To see a complete list of products available at The Healthy Grocer, click here.