Walks Challenge: Week #3
Warm Up & Stretch Out?
up your muscles, ligaments and tendons before you begin
any physical activity can reduce your risk of injury. Start
your activity slowly, and always spend the first couple
of minutes of the activity getting used to the increased
effort that exercise places on your body. If you take the
time to warm-up before you begin your physical activity
routine, chances are you will minimize the possibility of
muscle soreness later.
stretching exercises can reduce fatigue and muscle stiffness
from a long day at work, tension from traffic jams and too
much sitting. Regular stretching also increases your flexibility
and can help reduce the risk of injury from physical activity.
Ideally, stretching should be a part of your physical activity
routine, and muscles respond to stretching best after they
are warmed up. This is a great way to "“cool down"”
from your activity, and it is relaxing, too!