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4 Solutions For Sore, Achy Muscles

Prevention—March 19, 2015

If workouts tend to leave your muscles sore and cranky, you might want to give fish oil a try.  In a recent Indiana University study, taking this supplement before exercising was found to significantly reduce muscle soreness and tenderness afterwards.

Compared to the placebo group, the fish oil group reported significantly less soreness in their legs and had lower levels of inflammation in their blood.

"The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have anti-inflammatory properties," says sports doctor Jordan Metzl, MD who was not involved in the study.  "Just as those properties keep your heart healthy, they can keep your muscles in good shape, too." If you'd rather not take a fish oil supplement, you can always add more fish to your diet, says Metzl.

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