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What is a good way to prepare for exercise?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
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A proper warm-up is a safe way to prepare immediately before exercise. Perform several flexibility exercises that take your joints through their full range of motion. You can also warm-up on a cardio machine such as a treadmill, stationary bike, or step. This will help activate your muscles by raising your body's core temperature. This in turn will help increase the elasticity of your tissues and promote more efficient movement.

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