7 Reasons to Warm Up

Updated: May 20, 2020

It's been a while and you have finally decided to get back on track, and no longer put your health and wellness on the back burner. You have not worked out or done ANY form of exercise in months...maybe a few years?

Come on. It's not that bad.

This IS a Workout!

You have probably parked your car, and walked into the grocery store. Unloaded the bags when you got home. You vacuum the house, plant perennials in the flower beds, and walk up and down the stairs.

This ALL counts!

Maybe you already have a routine of walking for 20-30 minutes, 4-5 times a week. You go to the gym to swim or do a weight workout.

I got this! I run 3-6 miles every other day, AND do a core and strengthening sequence.

So why warm-up?

1. To get back on track. Too much too soon, and we might give up. Start slowly and steadily.

2. Loosen those limbs, and wake up the body.

3. Increase the core body temperature gradually.

4. Raise the heart rate, and get the blood circulating even to our extremities.

Down and Done

5. Injury prevention of course!

Why shock the body?

6. The mind is filled with fresh oxygen, we feel invigorated, and our mood is enhanced.

7. The creative juices start flowing, and the brain changes your whole sense of well being.

You are actually liking it AND ......

you are all WARMED UP! Mission accomplished.