Taking care of your muscles can improve the quality of your life and health as it will minimise possible injury.

Don’t be lethargic. Keep your muscles healthy and strong by doing the following.

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Stretches, warm-up- and cool-down exercises

It is important to spend an adequate amount of time engaging in warm-up exercises before you start your workout routine. Your warm-up exercises should ideally involve the muscles that you will predominantly be using in the workout. Include stretching in your warm-up activity as this will help gear your muscles up for the more intense movements that will follow when exercising.

Similarly, be sure to spend some time doing cool-down exercises after you have completed your workout. This will help your muscles relax after an intense workout.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.

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