Ways to Cool Down After Practice
After your coach finally ends a long and grueling practice, sometimes the last thing on your mind is more exercise. It was a long day, you’re exhausted, and just want to hop in the car and head home. It can be easy to neglect adding a cool down routine after practice, especially when the rest of your workout has been so structured at practice. However, that doesn’t make the cool down process any less important. Your heart is beating faster than normal, your blood vessels are dilated, and your body temperature has increased. Gradually bringing your body back to its normal state, as opposed to quickly shutting it down, can prevent you from feeling sick, dizzy, or even passing out. Here are some examples of ways you can cool down after your next practice.