Before you start performing your daily workouts, be sure to do some warm ups first to condition your body. With a good warm up, you can slowly improve circulation of blood to your muscles and ligaments while increasing your heart rate steadily. What’s more, a warm up can prepare your mind and body for your workout session, which takes you farther to meeting your fitness goals in each routine.

What is the Importance of Warm Ups When Exercising?

If your body is not in the right condition before a workout, it is likely for you to experience stiffness, strains and pains as you move. By warming up your body slowly, you can give yourself a chance to rev up and perform your best with every routine you need to perform. After all, workouts are generally strenuous activities, so you need to prepare yourself well before performing intense movements as you exercise.

Moreover, warm ups boost blood circulation, which is important in every workout. You may consider devoting at least 10 minutes for your warm up by walking briskly or stretching until circulation slowly improves. You will also be able to increase your heart rate in a gradual manner, and warm up can reduce your chances of getting injured after long hours of working out.

Keep in mind that working out does not only involve your body, since you need to be mentally prepared, as well, when you exercise. Your mind fuels p your confidence and determination to perform your routines as expected, particularly when you come across tough movements that you need to make. If you are mentally prepared for a workout, you can battle with stress effectively and get maximum benefits from your routines.

Considering all these benefits that warm ups offer, be sure that you don’t skip this essential part of every workout. Warm up a few minutes before working out and obtain these amazing effects it can bring to your body and overall health.

Dr. Katie Mercer

Dr. Katie Mercer

Naturopathic Doctor

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