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Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out
You'll thank yourself later

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Warming up is an important part of any workout, and it's well worth the extra few minutes.

The American Heart Association recommends:

  • Warming up for five minutes to 10 minutes. If you're planning for a long, intense workout, increase warm up time.
  • Start warming up with the activity you plan to do during your workout. Just do it at a lower intensity and slower pace.
  • Make sure to warm up your entire body, not just the muscles you'll use during exercise.

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