When it comes to your workouts, it's important to prepare your body properly before you put it through a demanding routine, not to mention set your body up for success after your workouts. Failing to properly warm-up and cool down before and after a workout can result in a serious injury or at the very least an unnecessary amount of soreness after your workout.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over the importance of warming up and cooling down when it comes to your exercise routine.
Warming up is important in order to get your body ready. Start with simple movements and start getting your body moving. Incorporate movements you'll be doing during your actual workout and try to activate the muscles you know you'll be working. When you're warmed-up your body is more pliable, more flexible, and less likely to experience an injury.
Cooling down is just as important as warming up. If you simply stop right after your workout and lie down, your body will get tense as lactic acid gathers in the muscles, which can cause discomfort and soreness. Going on a walk or a quick nature hike is a great way to cool down. Follow that up with a little yoga routine for extra cool-down/active recovery points.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn about how our treatments pair extremely well with an active lifestyle.