I have a daily exercise routine of about an hour and a half because I'm trying
to become more toned. If I'm sore, should I continue my routine the next day? – Breanna*
It's common to feel sore after an intense workout, especially if you're trying
something new. If you're sore the next day, it's probably a good idea to take it easy.
Try some light exercise, like walking, while your muscles rest. Ice, anti-inflammatory
medicines like ibuprofen, massage, a warm bath, or gentle stretching
may provide some relief.
When you return to your exercise routine, slowly increase the intensity of your
workout. Also warm up before and cool down after activity.
If your workout involves weight training, it's best to rest your muscles for a
day. If you want to keep doing strength
training every day, change up your routine so you work your upper body one day
and your lower body the next. That gives the muscles a chance to recover and rebuild
before their next workout. It's fine to do aerobic exercise or stretching exercises
If you feel pain during activity or if the pain is intense or does not improve
after several days of rest, you might be dealing with an injury. Be sure to contact