Rest & Recovery 101: Vie Epsom Bath Salts

So... as I venture into the winter seasons... I am loving two things - being back under the barbell and long hot bubble baths! 
These two became intertwined when I recently got gifted a bag of Vie Epsom Foot & Bath Salts - #MuscleRecovery !! 
Stress and intense exercise depletes the muscle of magnesium - this makes you more vulnerable to muscle cramps and body aches after a long workout. 
Long hot soaks in Epsom bath salts after training can help to prevent inflammation in your joints and muscles. 
While increasing your magnesium levels, Epsom Salt also delivers sulphates which are extremely difficult to source through food but which readily absorb through the skin.

Medical research indicates sulphates are needed for the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.
Sulphates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and help to detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.
For a foot soak, dissolve one cup in a foot bath and soak for 30 minutes or more. For a bath soak, dissolve 2-3 cups in a full bath tub and soak for 30 minutes or more. Temperature of the water should be approximately 39 degrees centigrade. Once finished, rinse with warm water and dry.
Vie Epsom Foot and Bath Salts cost £8.95 for 1.8kg from www.vie-healthcare.com


Life Lessons... 

Life is painful and messed up.
It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do.
 Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying.
We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest.
 A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all.
And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.