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If you wake up feeling stiff or sore some mornings, ice those achy joints and take the pain reliever your doctor recommended. Ease back on the exercise on those days, but don't avoid it entirely. "You have to listen to your body and on some days back off, but you don't want to stop completely," according to Millar.

"Keeping moving is what maintains your strength, your mobility, and your health. And all those things are truly important," Borenstein says.