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5 Things Every Workout Should Include

Here are five simple things to include in your workout if you want it to be safe and effective:

  1. Warm-up: Among other things a warm-up leads to efficient calorie burning, injury prevention and prepares the body for the workout.
  2. Cardio: A cardio workout is great for the cardiovascular system and plays a very important role in weight management.
  3. Cool-down: Among other things a cool-down prevents blood pooling, reduces the chances of dizziness or fainting and slowly brings the heart rate back down.
  4. Flexibility Training: This maintains joint range of motion and reduces the risk of injury and muscle soreness.
  5. Strength training: This creates strength and good posture, reduces the risk of lower back injury and is also a key player in weight management.

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smarler smarler 9 years
I'm like DCStar, super unflexible. I'd love to see some advice!
DCStar DCStar 9 years
I'm terribly inflexible. Can you suggest some nice stretches for the un-stretchy?
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