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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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
With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po... Read more
Did my wigh in today and I am down to 204.8 that is a 3.4 loss from last week. I am also happy to say that I met my goal of getting to 205 by the end of the month and I lost 8.4 pounds this month which means that I exceeded my 5 pound loss for mnth.... Read more
Funny, I hate exercise, but that's because I DETEST sweating. I know, sounds weird, so I use the pool. I have found that even when I don't feel like going to the pool, I just automatically put on my suit and go... no 2nd thots! Amazing!!! #fitness... Read more
Ever since I started exercising daily, I have been sleeping better, although I still have a tendency to stay up waaaayyy to late. That part is going to be starting new habits. Just got to go to bed earlier... #sleepbetter... Read more
Today was much better. I inputted all of my exercise which was moving boxes from storage to the truck and then from the truck to the apartment. It helps that I live on the second floor because it added to the exercise and a trip to the pool with kids... Read more
Hello, I'm new here. This app seems really cool! I'm finding I eat better than I thought I did, but I'm having trouble getting exercise in with no gym access and a bout of insomnia. Any advice anyone? #firstpost... 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
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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