There are three types of muscle in our body: the muscles of the heart, the smooth muscles (from the blood vessels) and the skeletal or striated muscles attached to the bones. Muscle fever affects only skeletal muscles.
Ways to fight muscular fever
1. Vitamin C – acts as an anti-inflammatory on the areas of the body that have been subjected to the effort;
2. Cold showers – helps to better blood circulation and better vascularization of the inflamed area, helping to repair muscle fiber;
3. Rest after exercise – Give muscle fibers rest and time to repair and heal properly. Avoid stretches or exercises until the muscle pains disappear;
4. Sleep for 8-10 hours – The body recovers during the night, during which time the hormones that trigger the repair of muscle tissue are triggered. A sleep that takes less than eight hours reduces the hormonal response, leading to a slower and lasting recovery.
5. Easy Exercises – Stretching exercises are recommended in muscle fever;
6. Massage muscles – to improve blood circulation and relax. Friction your muscles with your hands or an electric massage machine;
7. Drink plenty of water – to avoid dehydration;
8. Apply ice to the affected muscles – This helps to reduce delayed muscle aches, and if the muscle has stretched for a moment, the ice helps to reduce the inflammation.
9. Pain Relief – If pains persist after physical training, you can take an analgesic such as ibuprofen or even aspirin, which helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
10. A balanced diet – It is advisable to add protein to the diet throughout the day. Proteins are important because they help rebuild muscle fiber and speed up recovery. Recommended foods are: chicken, fish, turkey, soybeans and egg whites, as these are the most concentrated sources of protein, being sources of iron and zinc. Proteins of plant origin are also recommended: tofu, beans, lentils and quinoa.
A drop of motivation to overcome the painful muscular fever
Pera Novacovici said: „If it does not hurt, you do not grow. Diamonds are born under pressure. Coal is subjected to very high pressure for a very long time. Thus, a diamond is born. Muscle fever occurs when muscle microfibres are broken after physical effort. Then, during rest, the muscles heal and grow if they get the protein and the other necessary substances. Without that rupture there would be no muscle growth. So, just as on the physical plane, there is no increase without pain, neither psychologically, painlessly there is no increase.