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Exercise is a great way to combat stress, lose weight, and boost energy. To get the most from your workouts, you will want to add warming up, cooling down, and stretching to your routine. These three simple steps are proven in helping to prevent painful and costly injuries later.
Warming up allows your body time to adjust from rest to activity. 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. To effectively warm up: