Should I Exercise If I Feel Sore?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.work out, workout, weight training, weight lifting, strength training, break from exercise, exercise schedule, workout schedule, sore after exercise, pain after exercise, ache, aches, aching, pain, stiff, stiffness, muscle, rest, rest after exercise, warmup, warm up, cooldown, cool down08/07/200905/31/201805/31/2018Mary L. Gavin, MD05/29/2018578b378a-d0ce-4318-bd4e-e05dfa0541eehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sore-muscles.html/<p><em>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?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Breanna*</em></p> <p>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 <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/stretching.html/">stretching</a> may provide some relief.</p> <p>When you return to your exercise routine, slowly increase the intensity of your workout. Also warm up before and cool down after activity.</p> <p>If your workout involves weight training, it's best to rest your muscles for a day. If you want to keep doing <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/strength-training.html/">strength training</a> 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 daily.</p> <p>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 your doctor.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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