Updated: Jan 27, 2020
A warm-up is a low-level activity, which should be completed prior to stretching or any form of strenuous exercise. The main purpose of the warm-up is to increase the overall #body temperature and muscle temperature thereby promoting blood #circulation which helps in preparing the entire body for vigorous activity.
1. Loosens up your muscles In winters, your muscles tend to contract and tighten up making you further tempted to keep your body curled up. A good warm-up helps you loosen these tight muscles and makes you more active by increasing the mobility of your joints. Moreover, it can also help ease the pressure in the joint spaces, thereby helping you to relieve joint pain, which is common in winters. Muscle, joint and back pain affecting your daily life? Get relief with our range of supports and braces.
2. Keeps you warm During a warm-up workout, the rise in body temperature gives you a calm and soothing effect by giving your body its natural heat. This helps you stay active, even in the cold weather.
3. Helps avoid “winter weight gain” As winter sets in, one gets a tendency to indulge in more of high calorie comfort foods. The only way to make up for those sweet and spicy delights is to do a regular warm up and work out. A proper warm-up will motivate you to get into an exercise regimen which eventually helps you to avoid the “winter weight gain”.
4. Keeps winter blues away Winter blues or Seasonal Affect Disorder (S.A.D) is a common symptom experienced by many people during winters. It is the gloominess created by the cold weather which brings in the feeling of sadness and depression. A daily warm up especially when done outdoors helps the brain in releasing chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine which helps in reducing anxiety and depression while boosting up your well being.