Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- Taking a few extra minutes to warm up before your workout can offer many health benefits.
The American Council on Exercise mentions these examples:
Increased core body temperature, which leads to more efficient calorie burning.
Muscles are able to contract more quickly and forcefully.
More oxygen is sent to the working muscles due to increased metabolic rate.
Better elasticity in the muscles, which reduces the risk of injury.
Improved muscle control and range of motion in the joints.
More comfortable, longer workouts and improved psychological preparedness to exercise.
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