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Fitness 101: 5 Things Every Workout Should Include

Here are five simple things to include in your workout, to make it both 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. This is true for both cardio workouts and strength training session.
  2. Cardio: A cardio workout is great for the cardiovascular system and plays a very important role in weight management. If you're sticking to weights a little cardio is great for a warm-up and for a cool down to lower your blood pressure.
  3. Strength training: This creates strength and good posture, reduces the risk of lower back injury, and builds muscle.
  4. 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. Think of it as a transition from your exercise life into the real world.
  5. Flexibility Training: This maintains joint range of motion and reduces the risk of injury. Remember to stretch when your body is already warm.


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