We all know the importance of fitness and workout in our life and we should know the importance of warming up before workout also. Your body needs to get in the form before you start the real workout. In this blog, Rubina Ratnakar talks about how warming up is necessary and how much better it makes our workout.

Warming up as the name suggests means raising the temperature of your body workout. Many of the times you will think that you should skip the warm-up. This is not a good decision because it can harm and damage your body. There are a number of benefits of a warm-up.

The temperature of your body increases which henceforth increases your strength and speed. Your muscles work better than before and respond more quickly. With the increase in body temperature, the oxygen intake and breath rate of your body also improves, which will enhance your workout.

Your body is able to stretch itself before actually getting to the strenuous exercises at the gym. All the hormones that are responsible for providing the energy to you are activated and hence you develop energy over the period of warm-up.

Apart from the physical benefits, you are prepared mentally also. While working out you tend to focus more and relax as well. So, you stay focused on the succeeding exercises.

You need to take care of certain things while warming up your body. Do not work out for a long time. Alter your warm-up according to the amount and intensity of the workout you do.

Do not do forceful or sudden activities, start with activities like walking or cycling and increase the speed gradually. Take deep breaths while warming up your body in order to attain focus. Don’t do the same warm activities every day. Since your workout routine is different every day, so should be your warm-up. Your warm-up should involve activities related to or similar to your workout.

Warming up and cooling down are essential activities to enhance your workout and protect yourself from any injury during the workout. Know more about cooling down and warming up. Always follow proper techniques and instructions to attain your ultimate fitness goal.

We at Rubina Ratnakar, try to take up every aspect of fitness. Check out our latest blogs on health and fitness: ‘Effect of hormones on our health‘ and ‘Beat the heat‘ by Rubina Ratnakar.