Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Combat stress, lose weight and boost energy by exercising.
But to get the most out of your workouts, and ensure you remain injury free so you can keep working out, Experient Health recommends adding warm ups, cool downs and stretches to your routine, according to the latest post in the Living Well Blog series it launched this month on its web site.
“Warming up allows your body time to adjust from rest to activity,” Experient Health reported. “It increases blood flow to the muscles so they stretch easily, reducing the risk of torn muscles. It also lubricates joints, which reduces friction and wear, and carries oxygen to the heart.”
Experient Health recommends warming up with movements that are similar to the ones you will perform in your workout. Heading out for a run? Start with a brisk walk.
Then, cool down after the work out.
“Do not skip this step,” Experient Health said. “Without a cool-down period of at least 10 minutes, blood stays in the worked muscles without returning to the heart, which may cause you to become dizzy, nauseated or even to pass out.”
After cooling down, stretching helps to build flexibility and range of motion.
“Work specific parts of your body, maintaining each stretch for 20 to 60 seconds,” according to Experient Health. “Never force a joint beyond its normal range of motion.”
Experient Health’s Living Well Blog series covers topics ranging from healthy recipes, conservation, vaccination seasons, exercise tips, healthcare news and more.
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