Warm up and cool down properly 

Warm up and cool down properly  - Fitness Health

Warming up and cooling down are equally important whenever you exercise, but if you want to give yourself the best chance of getting through this period then make it mandatory!


Warming up

  • Increased muscle temperature for optimal flexibility and efficiency.
  • Dilates the blood vessels supplying the muscles with a greater volume of oxygen and nutrients
  • minimise stress on your heart
  • Reduce muscle soreness
  • Increase synovial fluid around the joints aiding in protecting those knees and shoulders
  • Helps to mentally prepare for task ahead

warming up sports

Warming up before any sport or a workout is crucial to aid prevention of injury and preparing your body

Cooling down 

  • Promotes a gradual recovery of pre-exercise heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Flushes toxins such as lactic acid out of muscles
  • Muscles are warm so stretching can help reduce lactic build up
  • Reduction in muscle stiffness, soreness and cramp
  • Reduces blood pooling
  • Reflection - offers time to return your mind to a relaxed state
 cooling down
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