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How to Prevent Sore Muscles After Workout

Posted By: Dr. Gary Bellman on June 19, 2013

Dr. Bellman promotes exercise along with a healthy diet for optimal health.

Many seek different methods to alleviate their post-workout muscle pain or choose to deal with the soreness and continue on with a workout regimen.  Post-workout pain is also known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness.)  DOMS occurs when an exercise causes stress to muscle tissue.  The tissue develops microscopic tears, causing inflammation and often followed by pain.

The feelings associated with DOMS are actually a normal response to the unusual exertion of your muscles and is part of the process that makes your muscles stronger.

If your muscles are sore from intense activities such as weightlifting, your muscles are rebuilding themselves and you may need to include more lean protein into your diet .  A good approach is to take in 1 gram of protein per day for every pound of lean body mass you have.  Stretching, hot compresses, and a proper diet are said to help with recovery of the muscles.

While some athletes swear by acupuncture, others insist that icing works just as well, but how can we determine what actually will improve the muscle pain?  This study gives us a glimpse into what might be the best strategies–

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