Diet is the main cause of some serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, among numerous others.
While regular exercise and a balanced diet are paramount for our health, it may be hard to keep up with in our busy, everyday lives.
Running late to work, school, meetings or events cause us to either: grab unhealthy snacks on-the-go or starve until we get a chance to eat, which can lead to eating more calories or the wrong kind of foods that our bodies need.
If you’re looking for a healthy snack while you’re on-the-go, Isagenix has great, nutrient-dense products that I highly recommend! Isagenix products are low-carb and sugar, so your body will never crave something unhealthy later, plus you stay full for longer!
A well-balanced diet is key to feeling good and looking better, so if you’re not a gym junkie, you can still get fit by simply switching up your diet to more whole foods and less processed foods.
Why Are My Muscles Always Sore?
Many of my clients that I teach through my Massage Therapy Continuing Education (CE) Workshops have trouble isolating their muscles, are feeling a constant muscle pain, and have very tight, rock-hard fascia or connective tissue.
My clients also have these same issues with their clients, and it’s been a lingering issue that I finally want to address!
I’ll provide you with a few reasons why your muscles are always in pain and what you can do to solve the issue.
Here are the 4 main causes of why your muscles are constantly achy, tight and sore:
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur simultaneously, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
This syndrome is linked to individuals being overweight, obese and/or inactive and can include symptoms of high-blood pressure, high-blood sugar, excess body fat, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
If you feel that you have metabolic syndrome or any of its components, you should be aggressive about changing your lifestyle habits to delay, or even prevent, the development of serious health problems down the road.
Insulin resistance is a condition when your cells don’t respond normally to insulin, and glucose cannot enter the cells as easily.
As a result, your blood sugar levels rise, even as your body churns out more and more insulin, to try and lower your blood sugar.
Oxidative stress occurs when there’s an imbalance between free radical activity and antioxidant activity in your cells.
When functioning properly, free radicals can help fight off pathogens which lead to infections.
When there are more free radicals than antioxidants present in the body, the free radicals can start to damage fatty tissue, DNA and proteins throughout your body.
High-Carb, Sugar, Processed Foods Lifestyle
A high-carb lifestyle is the leading cause of diabetes, prediabetes and/or metabolic syndrome in the United States.
1 in 10 Americans are diagnosed with (at least) one of the three conditions above.
A high-carb, sugar and processed-food diet can attach glucose to your connective tissues and leave your muscles and tissues with less elasticity, and more tension.
Here’s how it works:
High-blood sugar causes major issues with Red Blood Cells by stiffening the connective tissue in your arteries, and causing your arteries to be filled with thick, waxy, plaques that eventually harden to stone.
This results in a starvation of blood, oxygen and nutrients to all of your body’s cells and tissues.
Hypertonic Muscle Treatment
If your muscles are constantly sore, tight and tough to isolate, even if you haven’t been working out, you should change your diet and lifestyle habits by introducing more whole foods, and ditch processed foods.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are essentials to have in your diet, especially when reversing hypertonic muscle conditions.
The four conditions that I listed above are dietary issues and they won’t resolve themselves with a high-fat, carb, sugar and calorie diet.
A healthy, balanced diet is the only way to rid your muscles and connective tissues of the hypertonicity that is causing your muscles to be constantly locked up and in pain.
If you have trouble incorporating healthy, whole foods into your daily diet, you can sign up for my online nutrition class (Nutrition for Today’s Lifestyle) in order to educate yourself on weight management, muscle health, energy and stamina, and digestive health.
By changing your diet, your connective tissue will be filled with plenty of oxygen, nutrients, and your risk of major medical problems will be radically reduced. As a result, you will also lose weight, reduce inflammation, become more flexible, be more energetic!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, visit my website at: www.massage-ce-workshops.com.