Tip: Proper Warm Up and Cool Down

In order to get a great workout and reduce your risk of injury, a proper workout requires 4 stages.

Warming Up and Cooling DownIn order to get a great workout and reduce your risk of injury, a proper workout requires 4 stages.  The four stages are warm-up, stretching, workout and cool down.  Properly warming up and cooling down when you exercise will protect your muscles, ligaments and joints.

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  • Warming-up your muscles for 6 to 10 minutes can assist you in creating an effective workout and reduce your risk of injury.  Walking, easy jogging or cycling are good ways to warm up your muscles.

  • It is important to cool down and lower your heart rate after exercising.  Some simple ways to cool down are slow walking or cycling for 5 minutes or until your breathing is normal and your heart rate is under 100 beats per minute.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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