That cup of coffee in the morning does more than wake you up. It can also help you feel less pain during your morning workout.
Thats what researchers at the University of Georgia have found in a recent study exploring why muscles hurt during exercise. The research group previously learned that aspirin, though commonly used to treat muscle pain, did not reduce muscle pain produced by vigorous exercise.
"Muscle contractions produce a host of biochemicals that can stimulate pain. Aspirin blocks only one of those chemicals," said Patrick OConnor, professor of exercise science in UGAs College of Education. "Apparently the biochemical blocked by aspirin has little role in exercise-induced muscle pain."
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