Don't skip this step.
A cool-down is a low-intensity exercise and stretch period that happens after a workout. These moves promote recovery, reduce your risk of injury, and get your body back to a resting state, says trainer Lalitha McSorley, PT. Here, 11 cool-down exercises and stretches to try.
Walking lowers your heart rate and breathing to pre-workout levels, says trainer Michael Hamlin, making it a great cool-down.
- Walk at an easy pace, indoors or out.
- Continue strolling for five to 10 minutes.