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Avoiding Sports Injuries

Why you should warm up:

  • Raises your heart rate to prepare your body for physical exertion
  • Speeds up nerve impulses which improves your reflexes
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Sends oxygenated blood to your muscles
  • Reduces your risk of injury and prevents tissue damage
  • Increases your flexibility and joint mobility

Why you should cool down:

  • Helps to gently return your heart rate, breathing and blood pressure to normal
  • ¬†Improves your flexibility
  • ¬†Reduces your risk of injury
  • ¬†Removes naturally occurring waste products from muscles and helps reduce your risk of soreness

 

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