A sore throat can be uncomfortable and keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. You can soothe pain, itchiness and irritation with at-home remedies like honey and salt water. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and try non-dairy frozen foods, as dairy can increase mucus production that irritates the throat. An antihistamine may help reduce allergy-related throat symptoms, such as congestion and postnasal drip.
Just like your heart needs aerobic exercise to stay healthy, your muscles need regular strengthening exercises to keep them in peak condition. Muscle-strengthening exercises are activities that cause your muscles to feel warmer and may shake or wobble slightly afterwards. They usually include activities such as climbing stairs, dancing or tai chi and can be easily tailored for individuals who require a lower level of intensity (e.g. older adults) or for those who have culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Many people use the terms flexibility and mobility interchangeably, but they’re not synonymous. Flexibility describes a muscle’s ability to stretch, like a standing toe touch, while mobility is the ability to move your joints through full ranges of motion in their sockets with control, says Gabrielle Morbitzer, a trainer and mobility instructor at Movement Vault.
Joint mobility exercises are important because they help increase blood flow to the cartilage in your joints, which improves the joint’s ability to heal after a workout and reduces inflammation. Without enough mobility, your body can’t get the proper amount of nutrients to the joint, which can lead to injury.
Mobility exercises also help prevent a domino effect, where one area of the body starts to hurt and causes other areas of the body to compensate. For example, if you have tight hips or ankles, those muscles may compensate by overworking other parts of the body, like the chest and back, to offset the pain. Keeping your joints healthy with mobility exercises can prevent injuries down the road, and it’s something anyone can do, no matter their age or fitness level. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before beginning any new fitness routines. Chiropractic