How I relieve muscle soreness after a workout

This post is sponsored by P&G Everyday and all opinions are the writer’s.

How I relieve muscle soreness after a workout

I´ve already shared my lifelong love affair with Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant, thanks to my Spanish grandmother (link to Vicks post one). She introduced me to it as the perfect remedy for a cough and to fight the first symptoms of a cold. As I grew up, I found it had other indications, such as temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints*. As a sportswoman from a young age, I’ve had my share of muscle soreness. I started running and practicing yoga when I was only 12, and have continued my fitness journey up until today, a few months shy of 55.

How I relieve muscle soreness after a workout

I was a certified fitness instructor in my 20s, and I’ve logged many, many running miles in my life. For years, jazz and modern dancing took up a large part of my free time. I hung my running shoes when I sustained a hip injury after training too hard for a half marathon at 48. I went back to the gym and a few years later, through serendipity, I found myself back on the yoga mat. This is now a part of my day, every single day.

How I relieve muscle soreness after a workout

While physical exercise in some form has always been a part of my life, this also means I’ve dealt with sore muscles and even injury in different occasions. That’s when I’ve used Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant, which contains camphor (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic), eucalyptus oil (a cough suppressant) and menthol (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic). The smell is soothing and not overpowering, and it feels just as comforting on the muscles as it does on the neck and chest when you use it for a cold.

How I relieve muscle soreness after a workout

Sore muscles aren’t the only things I deal with at my age. I also have occasional joint pain. Despite exercising daily and taking care of myself in other ways, once in a while my finger joints hurt; other times it’s one of my knees. I also use Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant in these cases. My husband had a case of frozen shoulder and we also used the rub on the affected area, in addition to the physical therapy he did for recovery.

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Muscle soreness and joint pain can be prevented but also relieved. See how I deal with it after every workout or yoga practice. AD #yoga #fitness #workout #relief

Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, speaker, online influencer and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her forthcoming title Your Best Age will be released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.