Are you allowing your body to recover?
Your cool down is just as important as you warm up. It’s easy to finish a great work out and just skip the cool down phase, but this can have a big impact on your body.
Suddenly stopping after an intense workout can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure, leaving you dizzy and light headed. By gradually reducing the intensity of your work out and doing a cool down, your body will be able to regulate your heart rate and blood pressure back to resting level.
It’s also an essential step to prevent injuries. Cooling down gradually and stretching helps your body release lactic acid build up, which in turn will help prevent muscle cramps and stiffness.
So, remember to prioritise your cool down and spend the exta 5 – 10mins making sure you ease your body back into a resting level.