The Pre-Driving Warm-Up

Though driving is not generally considered a physically-demanding activity, it does still require a certain amount of movement. Some people, particularly as they reach advanced age, can benefit from doing some warm-ups before they begin to drive, in much the same way they might warm up before participating in an athletic activity. In this way, they can be better prepared to react quickly and avoid muscular fatigue while out on the road.

The big muscle groups to focus on when warming up before a drive include your neck, your torso, and your shoulders. Start by rotating your torso one way, then the other. Stretch your neck by trying to touch your chin to your chest, then rock it back and forth, pushing your ear down towards your shoulder. Finally, link your fingers behind your back so that you feel a healthy stretch in your shoulders.

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