Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out10/01/12
(HealthDay News) -- Warming up before a workout helps prepare
your body for exercise, making you less vulnerable to injury.
The American Council on Exercise offers these warm-up
- Include aerobic activity that will help warm up the muscles
you'll need during your workout.
- Practice some flexibility exercises after your warm-up, being
sure to gently stretch the muscles you'll use during your
- Try a slower, easier version of what you'll be doing during
your workout, such as a slow jog or biking in a low gear.
- Warm up at an intensity that may make you break a light sweat
but doesn't make you feel tired.
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