Pain During a New Fitness Routine is a Good Thing

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Exercise pain happens to everyone.

Early exercise discomfort happens to everyone. But fear of those initial sensations can cause people to play it safe.  In the world of fitness, practice doesn’t just make you perfect, it also makes you more comfortable.  As you first dig into a new fitness regimen, as many people do this time of year, the discomfort of exercise can be, well, uncomfortable. The burning muscles and gasping for breath can feel desperate.

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Holding Hands Reduces Pain and Discomfort

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Holding the hand of a loved one during times of distress really can reduce their discomfort, scientists believe.  Researchers revealed that, at least for women, the touch or look of a boyfriend seems to anaesthetise them from pain. Even a photograph of their partner is enough to have an effect.

 

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