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Warm Up And Cool Down



Even when I am rushed for time I always try to do a warm up prior to exercise and a cool down after. I used to think they were optional but now I realize the importance of preparing the body for exercise, physically and psychologically, and returning it to normal after and the sessions go much better when I follow those guidelines. It also makes stretching at the end easier.

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  • i always do this and it helps with my high pain level due to fibro and arthritis. - by DIETER27
    This is very important. Sometimes I forget & I have a lot of pain. - by LOSEFOREVER31

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