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The Most Important Part of Your Workout Is...

Updated: Apr 16

By: Carleen Saeger, M.S., OTR/L, FNC, RYT-500hr, Reiki Master/Teacher, USAT L1

Empowering You to Thrive in Life!

Integrative, Functional, & Holistic Occupational Therapist and Life & Wellness Coach

Functional Nutrition Counselor | Registered Yoga Teacher | Reiki Master/Teacher | Endurance Coach | Entrepreneur

Blended Family Mom of 5 Kiddos | Gluten and Dairy-Free Life

Not the cool-down... Not the interval repeats... It's your warm-up! It's also the part that many people skip in favor of jumping right into the main body of their workout. (...which you will hopefully never do again after reading this blog post!)

So, why is the warm-up so important? It prepares your body for the physical demands of the workout ahead. It gradually increases your heart rate, circulation and body temperature, which helps loosen up muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce the risk of injury.

Additionally, a proper warm-up prepares your mind for the upcoming activity, enhancing focus and concentration. 

By taking the time to warm-up, you optimize your performance and maximize the benefits of your exercise routine!

So, the next time you're about to begin a workout... remember this blog post and make sure you take the time to warm up. Your future self will thank you!


Carleen is a holistic, integrative, and functional Occupational Therapist, Life & Wellness Coach, Functional Nutrition Counselor, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master/Teacher, and Endurance Coach. She is an entrepreneur and owner of Empower Wellness & Rehabilitation where she helps people thrive in their lives by blending the best of Eastern and Western science and wisdom into her work with clients. In her personal life, she is a wife and blended family mom to 5 incredible children (2 biological daughters and 3 stepsons) and 3 dogs! She loves spending time with her family, downhill skiing, lake life, cycling, running, swimming, yoga, working out, and traveling.

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