7 Tips for a Safe and Successful Workout : Tip #6 - Warm up, don't rush

We all have busy lives and it’s a fast-paced world and no, you don’t have to stretch for hours on end, but at the very least you should help your body acclimate to what you’re about to put it through. Put your body through the motions it’s going to be performing with a light weight, so your muscles switch on and engage before loading them up. It’s much better to take the time to get it right than to rush in and get injured. Understand that fitness is a lifelong pursuit — the rewards come gradually, not all at once, but it is always worth the time.