3 Step Warm Up Routine to Avoid Injuries

Whether you’re a Weekend Warrior, you love to run, play recreational sports, do yard work or just workout indoors or outdoors, here are some basic rules to remember to avoid injuries.

3 Step Warm Up Routine to Avoid Injuries

  1. First, always begin with a light warm up prior to initiating any physical activity. Just 5 to 10 minutes of walking can increase blood flow to the body’s muscles, tendons, ligaments, and help reduce potential strains and sprains.
    For sporting activities, a more specific warm up should follow, including dynamic movements specific to each individual sport.
  2. Next, be sure to gradually increase activity intensity and duration. The body can adapt to most physical stressors given adequate time. However, when presented with “too much, too soon,” a system breakdown usually occurs and can present itself in the form of a bursitis, tendonitis or stress fracture.
  3. Finally, remember that ice and rest are always indicated in those cases in which activity is pushed too far and pain and/or swelling results. This short period of recovery may be crucial in preventing a minor overuse injury from developing into a chronic, nagging problem that impacts daily life and limits activity participation.


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