When Exercise Hurts… Here’s What To Do

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By Herb Borkland, Health Writer

Too many Americans do not get enough exercise. Public polls say the top three reasons are: 1) You don’t have time; 2) You can’t make the commitment to stick to an exercise routine; and 3) Exercise HURTS!

Hurts? Common sense tells you exercise should not be painful if done correctly. Feeling a little sore afterward is normal, natural and a healthy sign of a challenging workout.

However, sports medicine experts also recognize a syndrome called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which is pain or discomfort felt 24 to 72 hours after exercising. Is this your trouble?

Click here to read why this happens and how to prevent it.

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