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Many people suffer delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after exercising, especially when starting a new regimen or increasing intensity. It's natural and transient, however there are ways to reduce pain and speed recovery.

Warm-Up and Cool Down: Always start your workout with a proper warm-up to prepare your muscles and gradually increase your heart rate. Similarly, cool down after your workout with light aerobic exercise and stretching to help reduce muscle tension and prevent stiffness. 

Hydration: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout to stay hydrated. Proper hydration supports muscle function and helps flush out toxins that contribute to muscle soreness. 

Proper Nutrition: Fuel your body with a balanced diet rich in protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and essential nutrients. Consuming protein-rich foods after your workout can aid in muscle repair and recovery. 

Foam Rolling: Use a foam roller to perform self-myofascial release techniques on sore muscles. Foam rolling helps break up knots and adhesions in the muscles, promoting blood flow and reducing stiffness. 

Rest and Recovery: Allow your body adequate time to rest and recover between workouts. Overtraining can exacerbate muscle soreness and increase the risk of injury. Incorporate rest days into your exercise routine and prioritize quality sleep to support muscle repair and growth. 

Active Recovery: Engage in low-intensity activities such as walking, swimming, or yoga on your rest days to promote blood flow and ease muscle tension without causing further strain. 

Epsom Salt Bath: Soaking in a warm bath with Epsom salts can help relax muscles, reduce inflammation, and alleviate soreness. The magnesium in Epsom salts is also believed to aid in muscle recovery. 

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