We’ve all been there—you make it through a killer circuit or cycling class feeling great, only to be slammed with major muscle soreness the next day (and the next…) We round up the most common questions related to DOMS—Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness—that pain and stiffness that’s caused by small tears in your muscle fibers that can last up to 72 hours after a workout. It may sound like something to avoid, but that micro-damage, along with proper nutrition and good rest, is actually how you rebuild muscle and get stronger! Read on to get tips from Honest trainers Paisley and Coach Em about how to tell “good” soreness from injury, how to prevent soreness, and what to do when it hits hard.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Gut health is quickly rising to the top of the list of natural health buzzwords—but what does it mean? A healthy gut is a digestive tract that has a beneficial balance of good bacteria that help with digestion and absorption of nutrients. This means when your gut is healthy, the vitamins in minerals in the meals you eat are better able to help your body thrive, think, and even lose weight.
One of the most common misconceptions about clean eating is that it has to cost a fortune. In reality, everyone can treat their bodies and their budgets well! All you have to do is follow a few simple tips…
I’m so glad broccoli is back at the Portland Farmers Market, because that means I can make one of my favorite dishes—sweet broccoli salad. The inspiration for this dish comes from a traditional Americana salad, traditionally made with broccoli, bacon, raisins, red onion, and a sweet dressing of apple cider vinegar, mayo, and sugar. Here, it gets a healthy update with crunchy kohlrabi, blood sugar-friendly coconut sugar, and homemade mayo (that’s way easier than you think).
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