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
The home is where the heart is, so why not try to save some dough at your humble abode?
From planting a garden and turning down the thermostat, SparkPeople members have great tips for saving some green at their home sweet homes.
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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 would be good exercise videos for dormrooms. I have no equipment here and it's kind of tight. Jillian Michaels kickbox video was good, but what other videos or dvds would work for that kind of space?
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I started eating well and exercising two weeks ago. I eat decently healthy I believe. I take a multivitamin everyday too. I was doing 30 minutes of kickboxing about 4 days a week, with strength training and 1 day of rest. I don't think that's too muc... 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
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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