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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

Down 5 lbs this week #feelinggood
Updated 7/1/2016 8:39:00 AM

Down 5 lbs this week #feelinggood...  Read more

Yay I'm down a total of 20 pounds today!! Just 36
Updated 7/1/2016 8:42:35 AM

Yay I'm down a total of 20 pounds today!! Just 36 to go. I've got this in the bag! #weightcheck...  Read more

Month 4 is in the books. Down 66 lbs as of today.
Updated 7/1/2016 8:42:38 AM

Month 4 is in the books. Down 66 lbs as of today. Never dreamed I would/could lose this weight when I started. Ive been working very hard to achieve my goals and even got my husband to start going to the gym. Ive still got a long way to go. New goals...  Read more

Down 2 lbs :) happy Friday all!
Updated 7/1/2016 7:48:29 AM

Down 2 lbs :) happy Friday all!...  Read more

After a brutal three month plateau, I'm down anoth
Updated 7/1/2016 8:33:05 AM

After a brutal three month plateau, I'm down another 3 pounds! Whew, that was a humdinger!!!!!...  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

Freeze grapes

to cool down white wine without watering it down. Cheers...  Read more


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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

Beat the Heat During Your Summer Workouts

Summer is almost here, which means the temperature will continue to rise. Some of you may have already experienced some early summer-type heat and are already starting to get acclimated to it. As we change over to summer weather, we need to remember...  Read more