Importance Of Warm -Up And Cool-Down Exercises

Importance Of Warm -Up And Cool-Down Exercises

By Ritu Bhatia  on: 21 August 2015
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Never skip warm –up and cool-down sessions before and after a workout if you want to prevent injuries. Each Session should last 10 minutes.

 Why Warm Up:

  • It prepares the body for the final activity by activating the neuro-muscular system.
  •  It ensures optimal energy expenditure during workout as the muscles have already warmed up.
  • It facilitates better oxygen utilization and increases blood flow, thus providing better energy to working muscles.

Why Cool Down:

  • It brings the heart rate back to its resting value, slowly
  • Sudden halting of an activity can impair normal blood circulation, leading to dizziness. Cooling down prevents this.
  • It keeps muscular soreness at bay

 

 


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