Exercise is and should be part of our healthy daily lifestyle. Many of us who spent routine exercises know the importance of these few minutes of sessions in warm-up and cool-down. These sessions should be performed before “warm-up” and after “cool-down” integrated into our exercises routines. Regardless the level of exercises performed, these sessions should be part of your exercises.
The warm–up should gently prepare the body for exercises by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation; this will loosen the joints and help increase blood flow to the muscles and throughout your entire body. I also added this Yoga “Pyramid” asana stretch to get the maximum blood flowing to my entire body. Stretching the muscles prepares them for physical activity and prevents injuries. Cooling down is to help your heart rate down and muscles to relax after your exercise. So do not rush and take your time to cool down. Listen to YOUR body!
Without good health, we will not be enjoying good life!
Watch video taken decades ago even before I did my Power Walk, here’s a glimpse of stretching my sore muscles and allowing blood to flow my body 🙂 … (while my son already ran the track multiple times, I was still stretching !!)