How to revive tired arms and legs

When it comes to exercise, “no pain no gain” is an age-old belief; but it would be a shame if those aches & pains remained any longer than they had to. There’s simply no reason to be staggering through the streets post-workout, looking and feeling like the walking dead.

Take care of your body and try these top tips to revive those achy arms and legs!

Top tips

  • Listen to your body: Give your limbs time to get used to being active and don’t push them too far. Everyone’s body can handle a different amount of intensity so listen to yours and don’t give it more than it can manage
  • Warm up and stretch before and after your workout: It’s important to stretch the body's major muscle groups before and after your workouts. This will help to keep them loose and flexible and ward against injury
  • Get enough protein in your diet: Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. Eat chicken, fish, turkey, soya, tofu, and egg whites as they are some of the best sources of protein
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water throughout the day helps eliminate toxins and waste from the body which can help reverse the effects of muscle fatigue. Try to drink at least 2 litres every day
  • Rest: Don’t overwork yourself. A well-rested body is a strong body. It might sound admirable or cool to work yourself to exhaustion but it will negatively impact your physical wellbeing.
  • Massage: Massage you muscles to help soothe away aches, the compression helps improve blood flow. Use Nelsons(R) arnicare(R) Arnica Cooling Gel post-workout for a refreshing cooling sensation that will help you feel refreshed and revived in no time.


We use cookies to give you the best user experience on our website. Please let us know if you accept our use of cookies.

Learn More

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. We mainly use this information to ensure the site works as you expect it to, and to learn how we can improve the experience in the future. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change permissions. However, blocking some types of cookies may prevent certain site functionality from working as expected 

Functional cookies


These cookies let you use the website and are required for the website to function as expected.

These cookies are required

Tracking cookies

Anonymous cookies that help us understand the performance of our website and how we can improve the website experience for our users. Some of these may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

They may also be used to personalise your experience on our website by remembering your preferences and settings.

Marketing cookies

These cookies are used to improve and personalise your experience with our brands. We may use these cookies to show adverts for our products, or measure the performance of our adverts.