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Dashing into a group exercise class at the last minute not only keeps you in set-up mode while others are already jumping into movement. Your body may also be ill prepared for the workout to come. To avoid injury and make sure your joints are ready to go, try a five minute jog or elliptical session before going gung-ho in a fitness class.

Do It Today: Give yourself 15 minutes before an exercise class for a short warm up and time to set up without rushing.

Prep Better

The ideal warm up.

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