It is important to warm up before exercising to prevent injury, increase blood flow, make your exercise more efficient and increase mobility.

A lot of people would do static stretches before exercise… DON’T

Instead CHANGE to light aerobic activity and some dynamic stretching movements that are appropriate for the activity you’re about to perform.

Some examples may be:

  • Brisk walk
  • High knees
  • Heel kicks
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Jogging on the spot
  • Arm swings
  • Hamstring kick
  • Thoracic rotations


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We hope you enjoyed this blog by Kate O’Connor, Chartered Physiotherapist

This blog is provided for information purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Seek the advice of your doctor with any queries regarding a medical condition.