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Cooling Down Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cooling Down Activities.

Reference Guide to Cooling Down

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is a Cool Down? A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise. The...  Read more

6 Things to Look for When Buying Exercise Apparel

A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to...  Read more

What to Wear When You Walk

Rain or shine, warm or cold, walking outside can be a year-round activity. But before you head out, you’ll want to make sure you are dressed for the elements. It can be a very uncomfortable walk if you don’t have on the right gear! Here a...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

Common Fitness Blunders - Part 1

Both beginners and experienced exercises can be guilty of a few fitness blunders from time to time. Some may even become a regular part of your fitness routine, much like a bad habit. But, to get the best results from all your hard work, it’s i...  Read more

Activity tracker question.
Updated 12/21/2014 6:49:53 AM

This is the first time using an activity tracker. My Garmin wrist band says 11,305 steps so far today, 14,400 yesterday, 9,700, 13,100, 9,760 & 13,400 the previous four days before that. I have not done any extra exercise other than what I get thr...  Read more

activity tracker not tracking correctly
Updated 12/20/2014 6:49:17 PM

My activity tracker has been tracking incorrectly or lagging. Two days ago, after 30 minutes of exercise, it tracked only 1,000 steps and no activity over 10 minutes. That day I manually tracked my activity only to note a day later that if finally...  Read more

Got my Spark Activity Tracker today around noon an
Updated 12/20/2014 6:26:21 PM

Got my Spark Activity Tracker today around noon and I've tracked over 7500 steps. LOVE this thing :)...  Read more

No wonder the jeans are loser. 3 pounds down. Only
Updated 12/20/2014 11:27:58 AM

No wonder the jeans are loser. 3 pounds down. Only 47 to go. The progress is slow, and this is only the beginning of it. ;) Where are you all at with your goals?...  Read more

Have you tried sitting down and talking with her a

Have you tried sitting down and talking with her about how her remarks make you feel? If you attend a church, the pastor/priest can act as a mediator, or you may be able to locate a family counselor if you need someone to help you get through to her....  Read more

Key to success for me

Activity up - fork down....  Read more

Freeze grapes

to cool down white wine without watering it down. Cheers...  Read more


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Beat the Heat During Your Summer Workouts

Summer is almost here, which means the temperature will continue to rise. Some of you may have already experienced some early summer-type heat and are already starting to get acclimated to it. As we change over to summer weather, we need to remember...  Read more

You Asked: ''Should I Work Out Today If I'm Still Sore from Yesterday's Workout?''

It's common for beginners to experience muscle soreness that lasts for a week or two, just as seasoned exercisers will be sore after a tough workout. Yes, you should keep working out even though you are sore, but there is more to it than that.&nb...  Read more