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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 10 years
I'm like DCStar, super unflexible. I'd love to see some advice!
DCStar DCStar 10 years
I'm terribly inflexible. Can you suggest some nice stretches for the un-stretchy?
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