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Cooling Down After Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cooling Down After Exercise.

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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

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

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

How to Create the Perfect Workout Playlist

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?    ...  Read more

10 Freezer Treats under 100 Calories

When temperatures start to rise, that ice cream shop or frozen yogurt stand can seem mighty tempting. But you can save calories (and money!) by making your own frozen treats at home. Cool off with one of these 10 delicious desserts that won't blo...  Read more

Exercise Tracking - Beginner
Updated 9/29/2014 9:56:24 PM

Good evening, everyone. I just started doing exercise along with food tracking yesterday, and I have some questions about the fitness tracker. To preface: I am 242 lbs (from 275 lbs); I am looking to lose weight with better eating and exercise....  Read more

Do you eat your exercise calories?
Updated 9/30/2014 12:11:26 AM

I am not sure if I want to do that or not. I am afraid it would slow my weight loss. What are your experiences with it?...  Read more

Big news for me; I'm down to 244 from 286 since la
Updated 9/29/2014 11:04:45 PM

Big news for me; I'm down to 244 from 286 since last May! Its been slow going but I am keeping it up. Running and spark have helped so much! I am almost halfway to my goal weight of 180, slow and steady! We ALL can do it!!!...  Read more

Down 5 lbs on track walking in the evening with no
Updated 9/29/2014 4:09:02 PM

Down 5 lbs on track walking in the evening with no excuses!...  Read more

Hate to exercise! I have arthritis in my foot and
Updated 9/29/2014 11:01:59 AM

Hate to exercise! I have arthritis in my foot and use that as an excuse. Any tips?...  Read more

Getting a Good Night's REST

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

Freeze grapes

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

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Poll: Do You Drink Hot Beverages to Cool Off?

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

Fitness Defined: Active and Passive Recovery

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