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11 December 2013

Warm Up Longer for Cold-Weather Workouts


If you exercise outdoors during the winter, give your body several extra minutes of warm-up activity. The cold weather can make your muscles tighter, which means they may need more time warming up.

* Warm up for at least 8 minutes. The colder the temperature, the longer your body needs to get warmer.
* Warming up means doing light aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging or easy cycling. Don’t confuse warming up with stretching; warming up should always come first! (Stretching cold muscles lead to muscle tears.)

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