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Can You Still Workout If You Are Sore?

Can You Still Workout If You Are Sore? | BCHS - COLTON SIDAM | Scoop.it

The soreness that results from exercise is called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. DOMS is believed to occur when microscopic tears are made in muscle and connective tissue due to eccentric contractions during exercise.


In general, you need to rest a muscle from resistance training exercises for at least 48 hours before you work it again. This allows the healing process to take place that is necessary for muscular adaptation. You can perform cardiovascular activities every day. If your muscle soreness is minor and uncomfortable, you can probably exercise without any harm. However, if soreness is severe and compromises form, take time off from the activity that caused it. Work other muscle groups or perform a different cardio activity until you can exercise with proper technique.

Via Angeline Tan
BCHS-Colton Sidam's insight:

There is no consensus on what truly causes DOMS, recent theories suggest it is caused by micro tears in the fibers of muscles that occur when strained. People who are just begginning a program or over-exert themselves often experience this pain after a work out. Less common but still possible, more seasoned atheletes can still experience DOMS when training harder and longer. Delayed onset muscle soreness can be prevented by gradually and safely increasing the intensity of a program. Along with this, proper nutrition, keeping hydrated, having electrolytes and glycogen before and after exertion will help prevent and reduce soreness. The soreness is caused by eccentric exercise, that is, exercise consisting of eccentric (lengthening) contractions of the muscle. Isometric (static) exercise causes much less soreness, and concentric (shortening) exercise causes none. Symptoms can be: muscle pain, lowered range of motion, and stiffness.

consensus on what occurs in the muscles to cause DOMS, but the most recent theories suggest it results from micro tears in the fibers of the muscle that occur when they are strained. People who are just beginning an exercise regimen and overexert themselves when working out often suffer from DOMS. More seasoned athletes can also have DOMS, often when they increase their workout duration or frequency or work muscles they don't normally use


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Misleading FoxNews Report: Laryngitis for 30 Years

On Dec 23, 2011, Fox News reported on a woman who supposedly had laryngitis for 30 years.
The story reported that the woman had a viral URI in 1982 which resulted in laryngitis and a paralyzed vocal cord.

Via Fauquier ENT
BCHS-Colton Sidam's insight:

You can develop vocal cord problems such as paralysis from laryngitis. Paralysis is caused by damaged nerves going to the vocal cords, strokes and brain damage are the most common factor. Many patients with vocal cord paralysis will return or improve vocal cord use within several months of the problem. Speech therapy is recommended. If surgery is needed, it will include repositioning the paralyzed vocal cord closer to the normal vocal cord, aiding the person to speak properly. 


Acid reflux is another cause of laryngitis. This condition is also known as Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease. Symptoms of this include, frequent throat clearing, hoarseness, and swallowing problems. 



Kris Ebanks's comment, March 6, 2013 5:01 PM
good one barb
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Are Kittens Truly The Cutest Animal In The Animal Kingdom?! (leaked contraversial photos)

BCHS-Colton Sidam's insight:

.......yes they are.

Big Momma's comment, April 9, 2013 10:38 AM
BCHS-Colton Sidam's comment, April 12, 2013 1:40 PM
no fighting on my scoops please guys
Big Momma's comment, April 23, 2013 1:30 PM
this my house now
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Symptoms of Tonsillitis | Symptoms Base

Symptoms of Tonsillitis | Symptoms Base | BCHS - COLTON SIDAM | Scoop.it

Sometimes you might want to try and work out whether or not you’re suffering from tonsillitis symptoms – then you can ask “is tonsillitis contagious?”

Via Chen Hao
BCHS-Colton Sidam's insight:

Yes, tonsilitis is very contagious. Because it is a viral infection caused by bacteria, it is easilly airborne by coughing and coming in contact with objects that may have been handled or coughed on by the person who carries the infection.


Anyone suffering from: headaches, coughing fits, fever, vomiting, drowsiness, stomach aches and chills may be a likely candidate for tonsillitis. it is best to avoid this person and seek medical treatment by getting antibiotics or as the choice treatment, a tonsillectomy, the surgical removal of the inflammed tonsills.



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