Warming-Up is Important

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Warming-Up is Important
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 4:17pm
Calorie Burning Secret - Real Age Tip of the Day

Whether you get fit by walking, swimming, or biking, you can help yourself to a better workout, and extra calorie burning, by taking the time to warm up first.

A proper warm-up might help you burn more calories by ensuring that you don't conk out too soon. In a study, exercise that was preceded by a warm-up period produced less lactic acid buildup in muscle and blood. Lactic acid is what causes that burning sensation in your muscles that makes you want to call it quits.