Fitness Tips: Here are some benefits of cooling off after a workout

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If you indulge in regular physical activity, you may know the importance of a recovery period after a workout. For the uninitiated, a cool down period after any type of strenuous exercise is called a series of gentle stretching exercises that will bring your heart rate back to normal, stretch your muscles, and allow you to relax.

As such, fitness entrepreneur Nidhi S took to Instagram to explain the many benefits of cooling session in his last message. Take a look at the post here.

“Do you cool off after a workout? If you don’t, you put yourself at risk of injury, both physical and internal,” the fitness expert captioned her post.

Take a look at the benefits of a cool down period here.

* Gradually lowers your heart rate – Sudden drop in heart rate may cause dizziness or lightheadedness after you finish your workout⁣⁣.
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* Stretches you and helps prevent injury – Once your muscles have worked as hard as they used to, they should be stretched while they are still warm. This lengthens your muscle fibers, as they have been stressed during training⁣⁣.
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* Relaxes your mind– A recharge period provides an opportunity for quiet contemplation. It’s the recognition of having accomplished a good workout while allowing your body to start its recovery faster and while improving your mood⁣⁣ at the same time.

Here are some yoga postures that you should include into your next cooling routine, as suggested by the expert.

Child’s pose is highly recommended as part of a cooling routine. (Source: Representative Image/Pexels)

*The longest stretch in the world
* Downward Dog Pose
*Position of the pigeon
* Anti-wind installation
*Laying the garland
*Position of the child

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