Sex can be a workout! It is just as easy to pull a muscle or strain yourself during sex as it is when you’re out running or strength training. This means warming up and cooling down should be a part of your sex romps not just your workout routine. This is especially true for those of you with fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses. Minimize your chances of getting hurt with these self care tips, after sex.
1.)Stretching or Yoga- Helps realign the body and maintain flexibility.
2.)Foam Roller or Massage- Releases tension and relaxes the muscles.
3.)Bubble Bath- Warms the muscles, relaxes both body and mind. Like you needed a reason to take a bubble bath. 😉
For best results, try implementing at least two of the three in my list. I highly recommend the foam roller. It’s like giving yourself a deep tissue massage. It can be painful at first but the more you use it, the less painful it becomes. Then, eventually you’ll thank me! I use mine after every workout, shower/ bath and of course, after sex. It’s very important you only use the foam roller on warm muscles! So, don’t use it before sex or before you workout. Save it for last!
I ordered my foam roller from Amazon.com. It was under twenty bucks and it came with DVD instructions for foam rolling the entire body. There are many different types to choose from so go with what works best for you. The standard travel size foam roller works best for me be because it’s easy to store. My cats love to tear up that foam so I have to keep it tucked in a closet when I am not using it.
To learn more about foam rolling, mosey on over to this site. It happens to be where I got today’s featured image and it is bursting with great information.
Stay limber, be sexy!