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You spend so much time in your home that you begin to believe nothing could ever go wrong. This is particularly true if you’ve never run into any health or safety concerns in the past.

However, problems could be lurking, some of which can cause serious illness or injury. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

·      Water purity: Your water travels a long way before it reaches your home. For this reason, it may not be as clean as you think. Many people throughout the country use water with lead levels that are above the “legal limit.” As a result, their risk of brain, kidney, and nervous system damage is much greater.

·      Dirty humidifier: A humidifier is a great way to prevent dry skin, dry hair, and scratchy throats during the cold months. However, if you don’t clean it often it’s possible you could be adding bacteria to the air – and that’s never a good thing.

·      Dirty loofah: It’s a great way to get up a good lather in the shower, but a dirty loofah can force germs, bacteria, and even mold into your skin.

If you can’t remember the last time you checked on these things, don’t wait another day to do so. Your health depends on it!

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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As winter weather moves into the area, you may find it more difficult to spend time outdoors. While this doesn’t sound like a bad thing at first, it has a way of taking a toll on your life over the course of several months.

Winter depression can result in the following:

·      Weight gain

·      Fatigue

·      Irritability

·      Sleeping too many hours

·      Trouble focusing

There are several things you can do to avoid these issues over the months to come:

·      Get outside. Even if it’s cold, spend some time outdoors (preferably during daylight hours). It doesn’t matter if you take a 30 minute walk or spend some time on the ski slopes, time outdoors is good for your mental health.

·      Exercise. It’s not always easy to exercise in the winter, but this is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body in good shape. Don’t be afraid to exercise outdoors, even if the conditions aren’t ideal.

·      Take a trip. Forget about staying inside your home all winter long. Take a trip to a warm destination, as this will give you the opportunity to spend time outdoors while recharging your batteries.

With these tips guiding you, you’ll find it much easier to avoid winter depression over the next few months.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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For children, Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. There are many reasons for this, ranging from dressing up to trick or treating.

As a parent, it’s critical to share a variety of trick or treating walking safety tips with your children. Here are several that can go a long way in keeping them safe:

·      Wear a bright light: Since trick or treating typically takes place in the dark, wearing a bright light makes it easier for passing vehicles to see your children.

·      Cross at street corners: It’s easy for children to get so excited that they cross the street whenever and wherever they want. Since this increases the risk of an accident, talk about the importance of crossing at corners and use traffic signals to their advantage.

·      Avoid distractions: Depending on the age of your children, distractions, such as a smartphone, should be left at home. Sending a text while walking on a busy street is a big safety risk.

·      Always walk on sidewalks: When available, your children should use sidewalks and other pathways that aren’t on the road.

Halloween is a fun time for children of all ages. With these walking safety tips, you can do your part in keeping your children safe during trick or treating this year.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Are you suffering from upper back pain? Is it beginning to impact your day to day life? Are you concerned that it will never go away?

As frustrating as upper back pain may be, there are a variety of home treatment options that can help get you back on track.

·      Get more rest: Simply put, you need to give your back the time it needs to recover. If you continue to push the envelope, you can’t expect your injury to heal in a timely manner.

·      Stretch: Be sure to stretch your back a minimum of two times per day, in the morning and in the evening. Not only can it help your back feel better, but it can also help prevent future injury.

·      Use ice: This allows you to reduce pain and swelling in the area, thus making it easier for you to put the injury in the past sooner rather than later.

Along with the above, when you feel that you’re ready for it, consider a professional massage. There are many benefits, including the ability to promote better blood flow and improve flexibility.

Upper back pain may have you down and out right now, but with the right treatment strategy you can get back on your feet soon enough.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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With October quickly coming to an end, it won’t be long before the holiday season is in full effect. While this can be one of the most enjoyable times of the year, it’s sure to bring plenty of stress to your life as well (if you let it).

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do in advance of the holiday season to reduce the amount of stress that enters your life. Here are five ideas to consider:

·      Start making plans now. Rather than wait until the last minute to make your holiday plans, do so as far in advance as possible.

·      Know what’s most important to you. This goes a long way in helping you keep common stressors out of your life.

·      Focus on your personal relationships. The holiday season is all about spending quality time with family and friends. Forget about everything else and make the most of the time you spend together.

·      Get help. Even if you like to do everything yourself, there will be times when you need help. Don’t be afraid to ask those around you for assistance.

·      Maintain a healthy diet. It’s difficult to do during the holiday season, but a healthy diet goes a long way in allowing you to look and feel your best.

It doesn’t matter how you prepare for holiday stress as long as you have a plan in place for doing so. These five tips should be able to assist you in the months to come.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Although it’s easier said than done, it’s best to keep negative thoughts out of your life. The power of positive thinking makes it easier to feel better about yourself, all the while chasing down your many goals.

Here are five negative thoughts that may attempt to creep into your mind:

·      I don’t like the way I look. You should never tell yourself this. You are who you are and that’s something special to be proud of.

·      Ill start tomorrow. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Taking this approach will allow you to lead a much more productive life.

·      I can’t do it. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about losing weight, getting a new job, or finding new friends, you have what it takes to get the job done. Don’t think any differently.

·      What’s the point of trying any longer? If things aren’t going your way it’s easy to slip into the trap that it’s better to give up than to forge ahead. Resist this at all costs.

·      I’ll never get what I want, no matter what I do. If you think like this, you may be right. However, if you keep a high level of confidence, you’ll eventually break out of your rut.

You may struggle with these negative thoughts every now and again, but you should do your best to keep them out of your life. You’ll feel much better as a result.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Now that the fall season has arrived, it won’t be long before you realize the impact on many areas of your health. For example, this time of the year has a way of taking a toll on your skin.

If dry skin is the norm for you during the fall months, now’s the time to prepare for the worst. Here are five things you can do to treat this common ailment:

·      Avoid hot showers and baths: the more time you spend in hot water the more moisture your skin will lose. Opt for lukewarm water and you’ll be surprised at how much better your skin feels.

·      Use moisturizers: if you’re in the habit of doing this all year long, keep it up during the fall months.

·      Use a humidifier: if your home has a whole house humidifier, turn it on alongside your furnace. If it doesn’t, purchase a portable unit and use it accordingly.

·      Find the right soap: some types of soap have a way of sucking the moisture out of your skin, when what you’re actually trying to achieve is the opposite. Experiment with a few types of soap until you find the one that’s best for your skin.

·      It starts with your hands: your hands may be the first part of your body to dry out and crack. If you recognize this happening, there’s a good chance the rest of your body is next.

What do you think of these tips for treating dry skin during the fall months? Have these worked for you in the past?

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Now that summer is in the past, it’s time to enjoy everything the fall season will bring to your life.

Unfortunately, as the days turn to weeks, there’s a greater chance of contracting a cold. While this isn’t the end of the world, it can definitely slow you down for a few days.

Here are a few things you can do to fight an early fall cold:

·      Get the rest you need to recover. You don’t want to slow down, but keeping a busy schedule when fighting a cold can make things worse. When you get the rest you need to recover there’s a greater chance of beating your cold within a couple of days.

·      Stay hydrated: When dehydration sets in your body doesn’t function as well as it should. This is particularly true when fighting an illness, such as a cold or flu. Do whatever it takes to stay hydrated, which typically means drinking as much water as possible throughout the day.

·      Eat right: You may not be in the mood to eat a lot of food, but focusing on fruits and vegetables while fighting a cold is a great idea. This can help you get back on your feet sooner rather than later.

Even if you do your best to avoid a cold this fall, you never know when it’ll show up in your life. If it does, the three tips above will help you fight back.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Have you ever woke up in the morning so stiff that you wonder how you’ll ever start your day?

While fighting through the stiffness and hoping for the best is an option, you don’t have to go down this path. Instead, there are a few things you can do to ease your stiffness and feel better about the day to come.

1. Stretch in Bed

Don’t even try to remove yourself from bed. Instead, stretch your entire body as a means of warming it up. Soon enough, you’ll realize that your stiffness is gone and you’re ready to start your day.

2. Take a Warm Shower

Sure, you have to drag yourself to the shower, but once you’re there you’ll feel much better about reducing your stiffness. A warm shower, even a quick one, can help alleviate some or all of your discomfort.

3. Use a Heating Pad

If a specific part of your body is stiff, such as your knee or shoulder, a heating pad is one of the best treatment options. Again, you can use this from the comfort of your own bed. You never have to move to find relief.

4. Check Your Mattress

Believe it or not, your mattress may be contributing to your stiffness. If you have reason to believe this is true, make an immediate change.

5. Get a Massage

There is nothing wrong with getting a little bit of help. And when you schedule a professional massage, you’re getting a lot of help! One session will have you wondering what you’ve been missing out on for all these years.

What do you think about these ways to ease morning stiffness? Have you experimented with any of these ideas in the past?

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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When a headache sets in the last thing you want to do is let it linger for too long. Rather than run for the medicine cabinet, there are a few things you can do to better your situation.

Here are a handful of natural home remedies that have been proven effective in treating and curing headaches:

·      Drink more water. Simply put, inadequate hydration could be the cause of your headache in the first place. By drinking more water you may find your headache subsiding sooner rather than later.

·      Get more sleep. There’s a chance your headache is due to a lack of sleep. If you have reason to believe this is true, head for your bed to see if a few hours of sleep solve your problem.

·      Use essential oils. Experiment with a variety of these to see if any are successful in soothing your headache. It may sound farfetched at first, but it’s one of the best natural home remedies to cure a headache.

·      Use a cold compress. With a cold towel, for example, you can soothe the pain and discomfort associated with your headache. It may not be a long term solution, but it’s something to try as you wait for another treatment method to kick in. 

There are many other natural home remedies to experiment with, but these four are among the best. The next time you find yourself with a headache, give one of these treatment methods a try.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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When your home heats up, you may dread the nighttime hours. Even if you’re dead tired, you know that getting to sleep will be a challenge.

Fortunately, there are several tips you can follow to beat the heat and get the sleep you’ve been craving:

·      Stick with cotton sheets. When the temperature heats up cotton sheets do a great job of keeping you cool. By wicking away sweat, you’re more likely to rest comfortably throughout the night.

·      Take a cold shower. Don’t assume that a cold shower will keep you awake. It may raise your level of alertness for a bit, but it will also lower your core temperature.

·      Open the windows. If you don’t have AC or your system isn’t working, it’s time to rely on Mother Nature to cool you down. As temperatures fall at night, open windows will bring a nice breeze into your home.

·      Sleep alone. It’s not always possible, but sleeping alone goes a long way in helping you doze off during those hot nights. When someone else is in bed you can be rest assured that his or her body heat will result in more discomfort than necessary.

·      Exercise before bed. Any sort of exercise before bed will wear you out, thus making it easier for you to fall asleep. This is an easy one to take advantage of.

If you want to sleep better in the summer heat it’s time to experiment with one or more of these tips. You won’t be disappointed!

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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There are times, especially during the hot summer months, when a cool shower hits the spot.

However, there are also occasions when a hot shower is just what you need. There are many benefits of this, including the following:

·      Improved circulation. If muscular and/or joint pain has you down, a hot shower could be the answer. By improving blood flow, your joints and muscles will feel looser than ever before.

·      Cleaner skin. Did you know that a hot shower opens your pores, thus allowing your skin to more easily release toxins? You don’t want to go overboard with too many hot showers, as this can dry out your skin, but it’s something to consider every now and again.

·      Better sleep. If you can’t sleep, a hot shower may be the perfect natural sedative. Not only does it make you tired, but it can also relieve stress. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself slipping into a deep sleep.

While there are many other benefits of a hot shower, these three will come in handy time and time again. Even if you’re the type who enjoys cool showers, it’s worth your consideration.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Back spasms don’t typically last a long time, but when they do the pain and discomfort is very real.

There are many causes of back spasms, including but not limited to: heavy lifting, weak or stiff muscles, arthritis, or a ruptured disk in your spine.

If you find yourself regularly dealing with this ailment, don’t hesitate to experiment with several treatment options:

·      Alternating ice and heat until you achieve the desired result

·      The use of muscle relaxants to give your muscles time to heal

·      Chiropractic care

·      Regular massage by a qualified professional

Also, there are things you can do to help prevent back spasms. For example, if you’re overweight, shedding a few pounds can protect against this. Also, bad posture can increase the risk of spasms, so do your best to stand and sit up straight.

While many people assume that back spasms are something they have to deal with regularly, you don’t want to live with the pain and discomfort any longer. Find a treatment strategy that works and stick with it. Doing so will go a long way in helping you feel better.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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No matter how hard you try to avoid it, you could be the victim of a bee sting.

If this happens, you could have an allergic reaction that results in: hives, itching, and swelling of the area.

In the event of a more serious reaction, dizziness, difficult breathing, and nausea and vomiting are not out of the question.

If you’re able to treat the bee sting at home, here are three simple and effective natural ways of doing so:

·      Honey. After applying a small amount to the area, cover it with a bandage and leave in place for an hour. This can help with both the pain and itching.

·      Baking soda. With a thick paste consisting of baking soda and water, you can neutralize the venom to reduce pain and swelling. Fifteen minutes on the affected area is just what you need to find relief.

·      Toothpaste. No one knows exactly why it works, but it’s a home remedy to experiment with. Just the same as the two above, rub a small amount on the area and see what happens.

A bee sting can lead to many days of discomfort, so don’t hesitate to experiment with one of these natural remedies.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced hiker or are new to this form of exercise and fun, it’s important to understand the steps you can take to recover in a quick and efficient manner.

Here are five things you should add to your post-hike checklist:

·      Cool down. Rather than stop completely, slow down your movements for a period of 10 to 15 minutes. This goes a long way in helping prevent muscle stiffness and cramps.

·      Drink plenty of fluids. Even if you were drinking during your hike, continue to do so during your recovery. Taking in plenty of water can speed up your recovery and prevent serious ailments, such as dehydration.

·      Stretch. It only takes 5 to 10 minutes of stretching to not only feel better after your hike, but to also reduce muscles stiffness and soreness the next day.

·      Rest. If you’re always on the go, and can be a challenge to stop moving – even after a long hike. However, if you get into this habit, you’ll find it much easier to recover.

·      Get a massage. With so many benefits, ranging from increased circulation to faster recovery, this is something to consider. There is no better feeling than a massage after a long day of hiking.

Are you in the habit of doing these things? Which one of these strategies has worked best for you in the past?

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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As a parent, it goes without saying that back to school season is one of the busiest times of the year.

While you’re sure to have a lot on your plate, don’t overlook the importance of back to school safety.

When you discuss this with your child upfront, there’s less chance that he or she will suffer an injury or illness in the months to come. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

·      Bus stop and pedestrian safety. There is nothing more important than this, as you don’t want to take the risk of your child being struck by a motor vehicle. There are little things your child can do – such as only crossing the street with the help of a crossing guard – that can keep them safe.

·      Backpack safety. It’s easy to overlook this one, but it’s extremely important. A backpack that is too heavy for your child to comfortably carry is one that can cause a neck, back, or shoulder injury at some point.

·      Playground safety. Even with monitors watching what’s going on, bad things can happen on playgrounds. Talk to your child about what they should and shouldn’t be doing when playing outdoors with their friends.

You don’t want to take any fun out of back to school season, but it’s your job to keep your child as safe as possible. These tips should definitely help.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

 

 

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Do you continually struggle to find enough energy to start your day on the right foot? Are you hoping to boost your early morning energy, all without drinking as much caffeine as possible?

Even if you aren’t a morning person, there are a few things you can do to boost your energy and feel better about the day ahead. Consider the following:

·      Open your blinds before you retire for the evening. With this, the morning light will enter your room and slowly welcome you to the day.

·      Exercise in the morning. Forget about waiting until the evening to exercise. There is nothing like a good workout to wake you up and get you ready for your day.

·      Have a healthy snack or meal soon after waking up. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, so you should never skip it and hope for the best.

·      Drink water soon after waking up. A lack of water can go a long way in making you sluggish. You should drink as much water as possible, as early in the morning as you can.

·      Stretch. Even if you don’t workout, take the time to stretch your muscles. It only takes five to 10 minutes for this to have a positive impact on your body and energy level.

With these tips guiding you, it won’t be long before you feel more energized during the morning hours (regardless of the time you wake up).

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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There’s a good chance you’ll suffer an abrasion at some point this summer. From falling off your bike to rubbing up against a coarse surface, you never know when this will happen.

While it’s not the most serious injury, it does require immediate attention. Here are some treatment tips to follow:

·      Immediately clean the area with warm water and mild soap

·      Cover the area with antibiotic ointment (to help fight the potential of infection)

·      Cover the area with a dry dressing

·      For severe abrasions, visit your doctor for a professional cleaning and advice

·      Learn more about the many products for treating abrasions, such as antiseptic healing ointments

Tip: depending on where your abrasion is located, you may want to speak with your doctor about the long term impact.

For example, you may not mind if you have a minor scar on your elbow or knee. However, if the abrasion could lead to a scar on your face or another more visible area, you may have concerns.

While you do your best to avoid abrasions this summer, make sure you know how to treat this injury should it occur.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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Do you have a long road trip planned for sometime this summer? Are you looking forward to hitting the road, but concerned that it could take a toll on your health?

While there’s nothing more exciting than a road trip, you don’t want to put your health in harm’s way. Here are three top tips for maintaining your health when spending many hours behind the wheel:

·      Prepare in advance. This means many things, such as getting as much sleep as possible. When you prepare your mind and body for the trip you’ll find it much easier to avoid difficult situations.

·      Drink plenty of water. Many people avoid hydrating themselves when driving, as they don’t want to make too many stops. While this is understandable, it’s a mistake you absolutely need to avoid. Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to maintain your health, no matter if you’re driving or partaking in any other activity.

·      Watch your posture. As the minutes turn to hours, it’s easy to fall into the habit of slouching in your seat. When this happens, it won’t be long until your back, neck, arms, and legs are begging for a break.

Tip: plan regular stops to give your mind and body time to rest. Even if you only pull over for a few minutes it can do wonders for the way you feel.

So, there you have it. If you’re taking a long road trip this summer, these three tips are sure to help you feel your best.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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There’s nothing better than the feeling that comes immediately following a long workout. While you may be tired, you’re proud of yourself for pushing through and making the most of your time at the gym. 

You may be tempted to do nothing more than sit down and rest, but there’s something you need to remember: a proper cool down is every bit as important as the workout itself.

Here are three tips to follow when it comes time to cool down after a long gym workout:

·      Stretch immediately. Your muscles are most liable after your workout, so this is a great time to stretch. When you get into the habit of doing this, you can expect less soreness in the hours to come.

·      Hydrate. The more you sweat the more you need to hydrate. Any weight you lose during your workout is water weight. To remain healthy and continue to feel your best, it’s important to replace this as soon as possible.

·      Get a massage. It may not be something you do after every workout, but it’s definitely something to consider every now and again. There are many benefits of a massage, including faster muscle recovery and reduced swelling.

Once you get into the habit of cooling down after each gym workout, you’ll look back and wonder why you weren’t doing this all along.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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