Articles by Kristine Fox

When exercising, it's tempting to get started without warming up. You're ready to lose weight and burn calories and warming up seems tiring or a time waster. Still, it's important to stretch, loosen, and warm your body for six reasons. Injury Prevention Exercising cold, or exercising without warming up, creates health issues such as injury and cardiovascular issues. It It won't take much exercise to tear a muscle or break a bone. When the body receives 10-15 minutes of warm-ups, the body is warm.

Warm-ups increase energy and blood flow

Along with an improved reflex, the nerves will warn the muscles (and you) about any pain or discomfort felt during and after the workout. Exercise isn't a rush job or a chore to complete halfway