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Warming up and cooling down.

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Warming up to prevent injury Before starting any exercise, kids should first warm up. It is an important part of any workout or sport. When kids warm up, extra blood flows to their muscles and builds the supply of available oxygen. This increases the productivity of the workout and reduces the chance of injury. A proper warm-up can help prevent injury and minimize post-exercise aches. Warm-up exercises can include jogging in place, brisk walking, jumping jacks, and stretching for 10 minutes before playing Warming Up Warming up before any exercise is essential for preventing injury. Here is a simple routine your kids can follow to prepare their muscles for sports or other vigorous activity. ...read more.


Repeat for the other ankle. Jog in Place: Jog in place for a minute or so lifting your legs high and close to your chest. Once you warm up, you must cool down Cooling down is also important. It helps make the blood-flow slow down more gradually and gives the body a chance to readjust to a resting state. To cool down, use any warm-up exercise for a few minutes before ending your workout. Gradually slow down until finally coming to a complete stop. Warming up and cooling down. Warming up and cooling down before and after every training session and competition is essential to playing safe. There are four main areas to work on: * Warm ups should begin with easy aerobic activity, for example, jogging for 5 to 15 minutes. ...read more.


* Get into some strenuous running, swimming or cycling. Most games, like rugby, hockey and football, involve a lot of running. So you should do some short runs at half-to-three quarter speed, but never flat out. The aim of this part of the warm up is to stretch your muscles and joints, making them more flexible and less likely to tear. * Cooling down at the end of a training session or competition is very important to avoid injury. This is to help your body get rid of waste products that have built up in your muscles while you were exercising or playing. The cool down involves the first two parts of the warm up, light aerobic exercise and gentle stretching. Usually you don't need to complete the third part of the warm up during the cool down. ...read more.

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