The Top 3 Benefits
of Warming Up
Wellness Wednesday with Bent On Better:
The Importance of Warming up
There are many benefits to warming up your body before performing a physical activity.
The National Academy of Sports Medicine recommends that the cardiorespiratory portion of a warm-up last between 5 and 10 minutes and be performed at a low-to-moderate intensity level. Below you will find some of the top benefits of warming up.
The benefits of warming up
(and the effects)
Increased heart rate and respiratory rate
Increases cardiorespiratory system’s capacity to perform work
Increases blood flow to active muscle tissue
Increases the oxygen exchange capacity
Increased tissue temperature
Increases rate of muscle contraction
Increases efficiency of opposing muscle contraction and relaxation
Increases metabolic rate
Increases the soft tissue extensibility
Increased psychological preparation for bouts of exercise
Increases the mental readiness of an individual
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