In addition to post run strengths using yoga poses, I have recently found that taking epsom salt baths are great for post run recovery. Add 1-2 cups of epsom salt in a warm bath and soak at least 15 minutes to relieve achy muscles. However, people with chronic conditions (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease) should check with his/her physician prior to taking epsom salt baths. Epsom salt baths are effective because the human skin is very porous and can absorb liquids quite quickly. Keep this in mind if you are exposed to a less than optimal physical environment, your skin will react to environmental toxins.
To reduce environmental toxin contamination to your skin, it is a good habit to change into a different set of clothes when you enter your home (similar to how it is a good idea to keep your shoes by the entrance instead of walking around the house with shoes on). There are also psychological benefits to changing into another set of clothes, you are mentally transitioning from an external (work) environment to a home setting. Just o
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