Did you know that cooling down after a workout is just as important as warming up?
When you exercise, your heart rate and blood pressure increase. Suddenly stopping can cause dizziness, lightheadedness and may even cause you to faint.
Doing a proper cool down can help prevent this, plus it can increase blood flow to the muscles, reducing post-workout muscle aches.
Louisa Drake, personal trainer and founder and creator of fitness approach, The Louisa Drake Method, recommends the following cool-down routines after exercise:
After a run:
After bodyweight training:
After a HIIT workout: