Here are the top three reasons why people are not getting enough exercise: (1) There is not enough time; (2) A lack of stick-to-it-ness; and (3) Exercise hurts and causes body pain.

Actually, a little stiffness and soreness is both expected and healthy after exercise. When the muscles are placed under stress, the bones under a load, and the lungs into high gear, the body is strengthening itself. Inflammation comes as part of the healing response, protecting the area and sending signals to the brain that healing (repair) needs to be done.

Prolonged soreness and body pain, however, is not good. Chronic inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) are two examples of bad exercise pain. The body remains inflamed when repair is not happening, as a result of too much stress, depth of injury or simply lack of adequate rest. DOMS occurs when muscle tissue has torn and is in need of repair. Both occur when wrong exercise is carried out.

Exercise should not lead to lasting pain. If pain is common for you, then you are doing something wrong. Even too much of a good thing is bad. Here are some things to be aware of when exercising.

Keep your cardio training within your target heart rate. If you are wheezing, huffing just to say hello to the person next to you, or experience burning in the lungs, then it is best to ease off the strain until pain subsides. If you are jogging, slow down. If on a treadmill, decrease the incline.

If you are weight training, and usually feel pain in specific areas after workouts, you may be overtraining strong muscles at the expense of weaker ones. Many people choose to keep adding weight to their bench presses to increase the size of their pecs. However, they neglect their back and neck muscles and then experience shoulder and neck pain. The key is to work the weaker muscles to build them up while backing off the stronger ones for a period of time.

If your exercise hurts, you are doing something very wrong and may need to hire a trainer or fire the one you have. If you experience exercise aches and pains that don’t seem to go away, then you need to address the inflammation response. With chronic inflammation comes pain, stiffness and limited range of motion. None of these are healthy.

If chronic inflammation is causing your exercise pain, then you can take a natural supplement that contains two proven ingredients, like Paractin and Biofermented Hyaluronic Acid (Bio. HA). Either of these items can help with pain, inflammation and flexibility. The supplement Hydraflexin™ contains both of these ingredients.

Author's Bio: 

Mark Wiley, O.M.D., Ph.D., is an expert in the management of body pain. He works with his patients to help them find the best pain reduction and management strategies that really work. He consults for