It is important to warm up before any physical activity or sporting event is done. The warm up not only provides motivation but there are some good health benefits to doing it as well. People who do not warm up and cool down before and after strenuous activity are normally the ones hurt or suffering from an injury that can sometimes leave someone off their feet for weeks at a time. Some of the health benefits to warming up include blood circulation throughout the body, loosening muscles and making them more limber, sends oxygen to muscles as well as vitamins. This gives the body the ability to breath better. One of the biggest problem people have is the increase in heart rate and blood pressure when doing any kind of activity. Warm up will help with that and help with keeping it under control. Helps so that nerve to muscle pathways are prepared for the work they are about to do. Coordination and reflex improves as well. In the end not only does the body get what it needed to complete the job but the body feels a whole lot better.
There are a number of different exercises that can be done to warm the body up before doing anything strenuous. They will do a number of things including stretching and steadying the heart rate and preparing the body for what is about to come. The exercises to do are:
There are numerous stretches one can do to get the muscles ready. There are tons of muscles that need to be stretched to make the work out easier. Some of these muscles are:
People don't realize the extent of injuries caused because of lack of judgment. If people do not warm up they can not only sprain something or pull something, they can tear ligaments, separate muscle and more. Some of the most famous baseball players, soccer players, basketball players and football players have had serious injuries resulting in time off they did not want especially if it is during season. Sometimes the only thing that can be done is ice for the swelling and keeping it elevated for reduction in swelling.