Donít put up with tight, tense muscles...

All tense and in discomfort? Time to go shopping from this recommended list

We all suffer from aches and muscular tension now and again and often the winter months can exacerbate them – mainly because we’re less active and, when feeling frosty, we tend to tense up our muscles.

Here’s a handful of items to consider investing in...  

Warm up this winter
Heat therapy is good news for muscular tension. For long-lasting, targeted drug-free odourless painrelief, try Deep Heat Pain Relief Heat Patch (5.99 for 4 from Boots) .

To help ease and soothe tight, tense muscles try rolling on Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-On Lotion (£4.99 from Superdrug), which can help loosen and soften tense muscles and help you get about more easily.

Treat yourself to a massage
Massage guns are great for reducing inflammation and muscle tension but can be pretty costly, so that’s why we’re loving this HoMedics Physio for just £79.99 (Argos). Comes with three interchangeable heads/attachments to treat different muscles groups.

Have a brew!
Green tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and even better, it’ll warm you up when it’s cold outside. We love The Green Tea Subscription from Whittard, which, for only £29.50, includes four boxes of loose green tea varieties (Mango & Bergamot, Jasmine, Sencha and Marrakech Mint). Delicious!

Also, did you know that devil’s claw root extract is a traditional herbal medicinal product that can relieve general aches and pains? Grab yours from Holland & Barrett (£16.49 for 50 capsules).

Happy shopping, everyone, and remember...  if your pain is persistent/worsens, please contact your GP.