Avoid Repetitive Motions: If your job puts you at risk for injury from repetitive motions, switch tasks every hour so you use a different set of muscles.
Adjust your diet: Dehydration (lack of fluids) can also lead to muscle pain, so be sure to drink enough water to keep your body functioning properly. Not getting enough vitamin D can also cause muscle pain and weakness, because this vitamin plays a very important role in ensuring that muscles function properly.
Exercise & Stretching: If you engage in sports or athletic activities, warming up and cooling down properly can reduce your risk of injury. For example, if you are a runner, warm up by walking briskly for 5-10 minutes before you start, and then cool down by walking briskly for another 5-10 minutes after you’ve finished running.
For more information about muscle aches and pains, explore other articles on our muscle and joint pain section of our website.