We write about this topic as many working women develop some muscle problems. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are or whether you are fit or not. Here’s why we develop some muscle problems
We don’t drink enough water and we have too much caffeine which can dehydrate us. We need water for many functions in our body. Without it we can get dehydrated very easily. This is why we get muscle stiffness. Women especially need more water for when they have their periods.
When we don’t drink enough water, our moods can differ too.
We wear too many tight and restricting clothing which can damage the nerve functions. Women wear heels which over time they can develop some problems in the lower calf muscles and foot. Hence this can lead to sore and tight muscles. It will also lead to a pinched nerve over time. For a pinched nerve you can try a painkiller but if that doesn’t work you should see the doctor.
You need healthy nerve functions for the muscles to contract and relax properly.
In the office we are often inactive meaning that we don’t walk or exercise as much. As such if we sit too long we develop some muscle strains in the neck and lower back. We should get 150-300 mins per week or vigorous activity.
Hence we also lose muscle as we age. So we would need to keep up our strength work at the gym.
Holding a position for longer than necessary
In yoga we sometimes hold a position for more than necessary. However if you are doing an exercise that you are not used to, you will experience some cramping in your first day or two. But if you are cramping more than necessary do go and see a doctor
Inefficient blood supply
We wear things that are too tight (to look good that is) and when they are too tight they restrict the veins and so the veins cannot transport blood effectively. Hence the muscle cramps.
We also don’t consume enough iron hence blood supply is short. Some people have high cholesterol so that could be another factor for inefficient blood supply.