It is normal for anyone who is not used to being physically active to experience some muscle soreness after doing a new exercise, and pain does not necessarily suggest that the activity has caused any damage. As you become accustomed to the activity this pain will usually reduce. Many of those that have musculoskeletal pain actually find that being more active helps to reduce their pain, as stronger muscles help to better support their joints and the spine.
Tips you may wish to share:
- Ensure an adequate warm up and cool down of 5-10 minutes
- Exercise at the time of day when pain is usually least severe