Ask any sports medicine expert, and you will hear that warming up is one of the most crucial parts of any activity. When you warm up, you protect your body and increase your performance potential. Here is a closer look at why warming up is so important.

It is difficult for your muscles, not to mention your mind, to go from being sedentary to engaging in strenuous physical activity. Warming up is a transition time that gets your body ready for movement and stretches out tight muscles. By doing so, you reduce the chances of muscle tears and other sports injuries that can cause pain and prevent you from being active. Warming up also gives your mind time to get into competitive mode and focus on the activity at hand.

For more sports medicine information and tips on avoiding things like sprained ankles and knee injuries, make an appointment with Dr. Manouel at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. To set up a consultation with an orthopedist in Queens, please call (347) 537-2404.

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