Ending your Workout with a Cool Down

When finishing your workout avoid coming to a sudden stop. A workout of any length and intensity should always be followed by a cool down. A cool down brings your body back to a pre-exercised state in a controlled and safe manner. During any exercise session your body builds up waste products and a cool down helps to remove them from your system. Without this you will more than likely feel stiff the next day.

Benefits of a cool down

  • A cool down allows the heart rate to recover to its normal resting rate
  • Lowers the level of adrenaline in your blood
  • Has the potential to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness which is the pain and discomfort you can experience 1-3 days after exercising
  • Improves your body’s ability to remove toxins including lactic acid from the blood

 

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