Could the change of seasons effect changes in your body? Do you feel stiffer during cold days than hot summery days? Well, this is totally normal. During cold weather, the flow of blood to your muscles isn’t as quick as it usually is, causing your muscles to get tight. As a result of this and to avoid an unexpected injury, a good 5 – 10-minute warmup becomes an essential part of your daily routine during winter for the following reasons:
Here are four winter warmup exercises
Get fit with the Bestmed Tempo wellness programme
All Bestmed beneficiaries have access to personalised consultations with a Bestmed Tempo partner biokineticist as part of the Bestmed Tempo wellness programme. All you need to do is complete your free Health Assessment at your nearest Dis-Chem, Clicks, Van Heerden or Alpha Pharm.
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