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Cooling Down Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cooling Down Activities.

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

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

Here's Why You Should Celebrate Sweat

Regardless of weight or fitness level, we all sweat (although some more than others). For many, it's welcomed as physical proof of exertion. Whether you prefer running, spinning or hot yoga, there's just something exhilarating...  Read more

What to Wear When You Walk

Rain or shine, warm or cold, walking outside can be a year-round activity. But before you head out, you’ll want to make sure you are dressed for the elements. It can be a very uncomfortable walk if you don’t have on the right gear! Here a...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

Cool morning got 4 mile walk
Updated 9/27/2016 11:50:04 AM

Cool morning got 4 mile walk...  Read more

Started Spark on Saturday and I'm down 0.6lbs as o
Updated 9/27/2016 11:35:09 AM

Started Spark on Saturday and I'm down 0.6lbs as of this morning. Slow and steady. #weightcheck...  Read more

Another 2 pounds down woot woot!
Updated 9/27/2016 10:38:57 AM

Another 2 pounds down woot woot!...  Read more

14lbs down as of today! Only 21 more to go by Chri
Updated 9/27/2016 9:12:02 AM

14lbs down as of today! Only 21 more to go by Christmas til I reach my goal...  Read more

Down 3.4 pounds at today's weigh in. Whoop whoop!
Updated 9/27/2016 11:35:59 AM

Down 3.4 pounds at today's weigh in. Whoop whoop!! 😃😃 Seems like I maintain one week, then lose the next. I'll take it! #weightcheck...  Read more

Cooling Down for Dog Owners

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

Avoid Heat Stroke

Be careful when exercising during the middle of the day.Know the symptoms and signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take precautions. Aim to exercise early (first thing) before it gets hot or wait until evening when the temperatures have cool...  Read more


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Beat the Heat: 10 Expert Tips for Staying Cool During Hot Workouts

Updated August 2016 by Melissa RudyHot sun is great during a day at the pool, but it can become a stifling challenge when you're exercising outside. Whether you live in a year-round tropical climate or one with four distinct seasons, you'll e...  Read more

You Asked: ''Should I Work Out Today If I'm Still Sore from Yesterday's Workout?''

It's common for beginners to experience muscle soreness that lasts for a week or two, just as seasoned exercisers will be sore after a tough workout. Yes, you should keep working out even though you are sore, but there is more to it than that.&nb...  Read more