Aching after an intense workout or a long run is perfectly normal, but what if you wake up in the morning aching for no reason at all? Is it a cause for concern?
1) Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin to promote calcium absorption in the gut and is also needed for bone growth and bone remodelling. Many of the major organs in our body requires calcium to function and the lack of this vitamin leads to minimal absorption of calcium. This causes body cramps, muscle twitching or muscle spasms, and could be the cause of your muscle aches that seem to pop out of nowhere.
2) Stress causes our immune system down, which means it can’t control its response to inflammation as well. As a result, your body can’t ward off sicknesses as well as it usually can and this can lead to body aches as your body becomes more susceptible to inflammation.
3) Dehydration Changes in electrolyte levels can lead to muscle cramping as your muscles functions on them. Water is an essential ingredient for your daily functions, and without it, your body can’t properly perform many of its important processes. When you become dehydrated and these processes don’t work well, you can feel physical pain as a result. So drink up and stay hydrated throughout the day!
4) Lack of Sleep When you’re asleep, your body takes that time to recover from the day’s activities and that means, your muscle takes that time to recover as well, especially if you have had a workout that day. A lack of sleep can cause muscle aches even if you had an extremely light workout during the day simply because your body did not have enough rest to recover from it.