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Body warm-up video

Video: Basic warm-up (5 minutes)

Warming up before you exercise can reduce your risk of injury. Do this before starting on more rigorous exercise.

Media last reviewed: 8 December 2023
Media review due: 8 December 2026
See exercise video safety information

The exercises in this series of videos are suitable for most people in good health with a reasonable level of fitness.

Unless stated otherwise, they are general exercises only and are not aimed at treating any specific cause of pain or condition. Video titles and descriptions can give more information on how difficult the exercises are and who they are for.

Get advice from a healthcare professional before trying them if:

  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable for your current level of fitness
  • you have a health problem, an injury, any symptoms, are feeling unwell, or you have had a recent health event such as a heart attack or operation
  • you have any other concerns about your health
  • you are pregnant or have recently given birth

Stop the exercise immediately if you feel any pain or become unwell. If you are concerned about any symptoms, or they do not go away, get help from 111 online or call 111 for advice.

About this video

Warming up before you exercise can reduce your risk of injury. You can do this warm-up video on its own, or follow it before doing another video workout.

This 10-minute workout is suitable for all fitness levels. You may want to have some water and a towel handy.

These fitness videos have been created by InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes. Please note these videos are recorded sessions of previously live webcasts.

For a cool-down routine after your workout, try body cool-down.

Page last reviewed: 11 November 2022
Next review due: 11 November 2025