Timeless Fitness Tip
Generally speaking, cooling down simply means you generally continue your workout session, but at a slower pace and reduced intensity.
Examples of The Cool Down Activities
- After a brisk walk, walk slowly for five to 10 minutes.
- After a run, walk briskly for five to 10 minutes.
- After biking, spin on your bicycle at higher revolutions per minute (around 100) as you finish your exercise.
- After swimming, swim some leisure laps for five to 10 minutes, varying your strokes.
How Long Should You Cool Down?
If you work out for less than one hour, a 15-minute cool-down period will be sufficient. A workout of longer than one hour requires a cool-down period of 30 minutes or more.
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