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.
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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
You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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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
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
I can't find on the types of exercises I do, on the list. I have exercise tapes; Jane Fonda, yoga, etc. And how would I be able to track this?? Also an exercising chair with pullies to work certain muscles. So it looks like I'm not exercising.... Read more
Didn't exercise today. The last 2 days I have been working out and got alot of walking in . Today had to come home and canned from the garden ended up with 27 pints, and 4 quarts of green beans ,3 bags of eggplant, and 8 bags of kohlrabi. Day done.... Read more
Just finished exercising at the park. Burned 870 cal! New highest calories burned for the past few months!😊 but didnt have an exactly healthy breakfast today (fried rice with vegetables and pork) so..yeah..
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Any diet and exercise tips are very welcome. I worked out for months and didn't see much result wise, I also didn't do well with eating. I am now back into exercising and am trying to eat 5 small meals a day anyone else have any success that way?... Read more
First thing you do, for rest, is REST your MIND. Wind down for the day. Take some time at the end of the day for relaxation exercises, music, a soothing bath, a warm drink such as Sleepytime (chamomile) tea. Having a cool down after exercise is benef... Read more
After a good workout, I take a cool to luke-warm shower. About 10-20 seconds before I am done showering, I turn the water down as cold as I can stand it. It is refreshing, brings my heart rate down, and really cools me off. Plus, during my early morn... Read more
On a hot day, most people like to have a cold beverage to help cool down. However, some like to drink hot tea or other hot beverages to help cool down. Yes, you read that right, they drink hot beverages to cool down, but that seems counterintuitive,... Read more
We'll all been there. You just started working out after a long hiatus. You feel proud and accomplished, but wake up the next day feeling so stiff, sore and achy that you don't want to get out of bed! You slowly but surely get on with your day, but e... Read more
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