CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


can stopping exercise cause muscle pain?! i can't sleep!!

i've been excersicing pretty regularly every day for an hour or so. this week has been extra busy so i stopped for two days and now at night i get this lingering muscle pain -- dull but won't go away. it's so annoying that it's preventing me from getting a good night's sleep since i wake up every two hours from the pain. does anyone know if this is from my stopping excercise? it makes sense to be sore if you START excercising...but if you stop?!?! anyone suggestions, info would be greatly appreciated and help me sleep easier!!!!

Fri. Aug 24, 11:56am

Add comment  
Perhaps its because your supposed to have a day between exercise for your body to recover and repair and your over doing it

Friday, August 24, 2007, 12:00 PM

Add comment
i get that at night when i've run a lot of miles... i take aleve before i go to bed and it's helped the problem a lot! good luck!

Friday, August 24, 2007, 12:05 PM

Add comment
Sounds like someone needs - and deserves - a massage!

Friday, August 24, 2007, 12:55 PM

Add comment
I get a similar pain to what you are describing when I don't work out as well, particularly in my hips and shoulders. But I think it has less to do with not working out, and more to do with not stretching during the day. Do you stretch on days you don't work out?

Friday, August 24, 2007, 1:41 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge