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Cooling Down Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cooling Down Activities.

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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

Here's Why You Should Celebrate Sweat

Regardless of weight or fitness level, we all sweat (although some more than others). For many, it's welcomed as physical proof of exertion. Whether you prefer running, spinning or hot yoga, there's just something exhilarating...  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

Proud to say im down 4.5 pounds since thursday!
Updated 9/19/2016 3:37:22 PM

Proud to say im down 4.5 pounds since thursday!...  Read more

Down to 200 to 165, still got 30lbs to go.
Updated 9/19/2016 9:50:21 PM

Down to 200 to 165, still got 30lbs to go....  Read more

Stepped on the scale thus morning and I'm down 30l
Updated 9/19/2016 12:28:45 PM

Stepped on the scale thus morning and I'm down 30lbs!!! 😱 20 more to go before my first goal of 50. Yay me!! And yay to everyone else who's making it in this journey!! 😍...  Read more

Officially 20 lbs down, after a 2-3 week plateau!
Updated 9/21/2016 6:03:13 AM

Officially 20 lbs down, after a 2-3 week plateau! Finally under the 200 mark. 219 to 198.2. it finally feels real! #happy #goals #flabtofab...  Read more

#Fitbit users, anyone up for a daily show down? Ne
Updated 9/19/2016 11:49:02 AM

#Fitbit users, anyone up for a daily show down? Need some competition....  Read more

Cooling Down for Dog Owners

I've been taking aerobics classes recently and working myself pretty hard, but I don't ever feel that I'm completely cooled down. I drive right home after them and take Oliver for a good walk to cool down. Three benefits: 1- A tired dog. 2-I've c...  Read more

Avoid Heat Stroke

Be careful when exercising during the middle of the day.Know the symptoms and signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take precautions. Aim to exercise early (first thing) before it gets hot or wait until evening when the temperatures have cool...  Read more

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Beat the Heat: 10 Expert Tips for Staying Cool During Hot Workouts

Updated August 2016 by Melissa RudyHot sun is great during a day at the pool, but it can become a stifling challenge when you're exercising outside. Whether you live in a year-round tropical climate or one with four distinct seasons, you'll e...  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