The road to getting physically fit takes a lot of effort and can lead to wear and tear on your body. One thing that is sure to happen at the beginning of your fitness journey is your muscles feeling sore a day or two after a workout. I always say it is a way for our muscles to know we paid them some attention, but it is definitely not how we want our bodies to feel.

Luckily, there are a variety of methods and even items that can help you and your sore muscles and bring them back to feeling fresh again. To make it easy, we have broken down some simple steps to take and the best products to use to make sure you don’t have to wake up sore. Getting motivated to go to the gym is hard enough and this shouldn’t be one of the reasons that keep you from coming back.

The Best Ways To Avoid Sore, Stiff Muscles

How to Get Enough Iron When You’re Following a Plant-Based Diet

You may think iron is synonymous with meat, and while animal protein certainly has it, that doesn’t mean you can’t get enough iron if you eat a mainly plant-based diet. In fact, you can, if you know the right foods to choose and how to pair them. The daily recommendation from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for iron intake is 18 milligrams (mg), but not all iron sources are created equal. Here’s what plant-based eaters need to know about iron and which iron-rich foods are best to help reap the benefits.