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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You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to spend any time outdoors—let alone... 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've noticed that a lot of exercises aren't listed as choices when I go to add them to my tracker. For example, Scarecrows (where you form a goal post with arms, so elbows are out to sides at shoulder level, forearms pointed toward ceiling, palms fa... Read more
My name is Ed. I am a very active person in my late 30's. I have always been active. Well not that was a lie. I became active in my late 20's. I have not looked back since. The only issue I have is that no matter how hard I work out, I cannot l... Read more
Okay, I know i could probably plug the question into a search engine, but I'm in palace I would prefer someone explain it to me please…
Now My weight loss has come to a crawl… (for two weeks the scale didn't move at all.. then increased now bac... Read more
I am in the over 50 age group, have lost enough weight to be at the top of "normal" for my height, and have knee pain. My left knee hurts when I am straightening up from a crouched position, or climbing a steep hill. My right knee tends to slip, fee... Read more
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
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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