Home Fitness Equipment Tips for Baby Boomers
Unfortunately, only about half of the baby boomer generation is exercising as much as they need to. If you're looking to stay healthy and strong as you age, try some of these exercise tips for developing a fitness routine at home.
Bounce Back from Muscle Soreness
If you've been increasing the intensity on your fitness equipment or trying a completely new activity, you've probably been introduced to Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), the extreme fatigue and ache that sets in a day or so after your workout and usually lasts for about 48 hours. How do you cope?
First off, the good news, a bit of DOMS means that you're doing something right. When we exercise in a new way or at a greater intensity, we cause microscopic tears in the muscles used. Although these tears heal, we feel inflammation, increased blood flow and overall achiness in the affected muscles. That soreness you feel means that you're actually getting stronger and your fitness is increasing. While some soreness is nearly unavoidable, there are things you can do to control and reduce the pain.
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