You’ve heard the phrase ‘too much of a good thing’. Well, it’s true! So here’s how to recover when you overdid it in a few situations.This comes from "Men’s Health Magazine".
- You went all-out at the gym and now you can barely walk. If your new workout routine has left you sore, try to keep moving. Keeping your muscles still for too long will make them stiff, and the soreness will get worse. However, if you’re having trouble walking up stairs or bending over to pick things up, you’ve probably strained something. In this case, ice the injured area and take ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling. And when you go back to the gym, work around your injury. So if you’ve hurt your shoulder, concentrate on working your legs, instead
- A day at the beach has scorched your skin. According to dermatologist Dr. Jerome Litt, you should soak your singed skin in a tub full of cool water to help it heal. Then, apply aloe vera to your skin to reduce peeling and speed healing. And on your next beach trip, chow down on foods high in Vitamin E – like carrots and sunflower seeds. Vitamin E helps your skin fight the sun’s damaging UV rays. And wear sunscreen! Studies show repeated burns put you at serious risk for skin cancer.
- You supersized everything. If that double cheeseburger and mega-sized fries are burning a hole in your stomach, make sure your next meal is full of fiber – like a salad with nuts and beans. That’s the word from nutritionist Dr. Mary Ellen Camire. She says fiber helps speed up digestion. Also, the beans contain chemicals that’ll help lower your LDL cholesterol – that’s the ‘bad’ cholesterol that seeped into your system through that burger and fries. And have a side of squash with your salad – it’s chock full of potassium, which’ll help lower your sodium-spiked blood pressure.