January 31, 2008
Warming Up. What’s the Point?
If your schedule is tight, you may find it hard to carve out time to exercise. It can be tempting to save a few minutes by skipping pre-workout warm-ups. Don’t give in!
Warming up helps your muscles and heart get ready for the work of exercising. A good warm-up includes 5 to 10 minutes of less-demanding exercise. For example, if you are planning to go for a run, a walk is a good warm-up. If you are going to lift weights, you might start by lifting lighter ones.
After you feel loosened up, stretching will make your muscles more flexible. Warm-ups reduce injuries caused by tight joints and muscles.
Cooling down is also an essential part of your workout. Click here to find out more.
Posted by Lisa at January 31, 2008 7:49 AM
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