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How to Warm Up before Exercise

As a general rule, warming up is done to increase body temperature slightly and stretch so that chances of muscular injury are reduced. Focus on large muscle groups and stretch them with light exercises.

Jog at a place. A warm up may cause mild sweating, but it shouldn’t leave you fatigued.

Here are some examples of warm up activities:

  • To warm up for a brisk walk, walk slowly for 5-10 minutes.
  • To warm up for a run, walk briskly for 5-10 minutes.
  • To warm up for swimming, swim slowly at first and then pick up the tempo as you’re able.

Now, that you know how to warm up before exercise, it is important to learn how to cool down post your workout session as well.

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