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Workout Soreness Tip

A new exercise program usually feels pretty good-until the morning after. Now researchers at the University of Texas claim to have found a way to dull the aches and pains of overworked muscles, known to science as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).

The cure? Ibuprofen, an over-the-counter pain reliever. The Texas study found that taking 400 milligrams of ibuprofen four hours before the workout, and then another 400 four hours and yet another 12 hours afterwards, cut the post-exercise pain by as much as half.

This remedy is for occasional use only. Chronic ibuprofen use can damage your liver and kidney and cause ulcers.