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Running Tip: Take a Hot Shower Before a Run

Autumn starts today, and you may notice that your early-morning runs are cooling off. Moving tight muscles in frigid temps is a great way to pull a muscle, so here's a little tip I picked up from my running buddies. Before a long run in the cold, warm up your muscles with a hot shower. I know it may seem a little weird to take a shower before you get all sweaty, but it really works. You can do some gentle stretches in the shower while the hot stream massages your neck, shoulders, lower back, and legs. It doesn't have to be long, just five minutes or so, then you can dry yourself off, put on your gear, and head out the door feeling warm and refreshed.

Fit's Tip: If it's really chilly outside, don't wet your hair before your workout since that'll make you cold.


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