We are all very busy these days and sometimes it seems hard enough to get a workout in at all we may be tempted to skip a warmup and jump right into our routine. Unfortunately by doing so we hurt our bodies, putting more strain on our muscles and increasing the likelihood of injury or a painful exercise recovery.

If you think about what your body is experiencing it makes a lot of sense to add a warmup. Your muscles have been relatively stationary and at ease. Now you are requiring them to not only function but are pushing them to their full capacity. It’s no wonder our muscles revolt to such a shock!

Whether it’s a cardio or weight lifting it’s important to take a  few moments and get your muscles ready for exercise. This usually involves light movement and stretching. There’s lots of great tutorials online for warmups you can use as a guide.

If you do experience muscle pain a great way to find relief is the Zim’s line of pain relief products. Whether it be the gel, spray or liquid our family of products provide powerful pain relief that penetrates the skin and works quickly so you are back exercising before you know it.

What do you like to do for your exercise warmups? We’d love to hear in the comments section.