I recommend no matter what your sport or activity to warm up the muscles you’ll be using before you start your workout with dynamic movements. You can borrow some exercises from a polymeric type workout but lower the intensity to about 60-70%. This will allow the fluids in the muscles and surrounding tissues to increase in volume, lubricating tissues that should slide easily over one another and increasing flexibility in the muscles to avoid a strain.
Many people suffer from chronic muscle pain, from athletes to office workers, and are not aware of the source of their pain. The truth is there are many reasons for muscle pain, from diet, to dehydration, to what seems more obvious- musculoskeletal injuries. Let's look at injuries as a source of mysterious muscle pain, which is often the case even when you’re not aware of how or when they happened.
"What’s an adhesion?" you may ask. Adhesions are fibers of inelastic tissue that stick small tears in muscle or connective tissue back together after an injury but can also form from inactivity and limiting range of motion (ie. sitting at a desk, then in a car, then on a couch for years on end).
Minga’s delicious recipes have delighted many of you and we want to share the inspiration behind these recipes based on Traditional Diets. What we mean by Traditional Diets are the foods and ingredients that have kept our families healthy and happy for literally thousands of years. That being said, we don't need to go back thousands of years and make very broad guesses as to what our ancestors were eating in the Paleolithic era (although we have been inspired by Paleo dieters ). In the last century industrialization has drastically altered the ingredients of the foods we eat to the point where most foods found in a modern supermarket are highly addictive poisons to our bodies. It is well documented by the center for disease control (CDC) that we were much healthier at the turn of the century than we are today.
The recipes we post are inspired by these principals and have been key in maintaining our own health. We try to add variety for those who cannot tolerate dairy, wheat, or eggs due to food sensitivities brought on by modern industrialized foods, and avoid any added sugars or sweeteners (natural or not) which we view as a highly addictive poisons.
Food for thought: A simple way to look at this way of eating would be to only eat what your great great grandmother had available to her. Most food companies didn’t exist in her day so all packaged and refined foods are out. And sweeteners were scarce and hard to come by; for example fruit was only available when it was in season and local. We hope this gives you a new perspective on your food.
In good health-
Shawn Kinsella CNT, LMT