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Cool Down

Cool down and Stretch

Each program should be preceded by a warm-up which should consist of any of the following, lasting for at least 2 to 3 minutes:

  • Brisk walk
  • Gentle jog
  • Skipping
  • High knee skips
  • High knee running
  • Shuffling from side-to-side

Immediately after finishing the main workout, a cool-down consisting of a lower intensity of any of the above should be performed. This will bring the heart rate back to a normal resting level.

Each session should include a 2-minute stretch routine which should be performed immediately after both the warm-up and cool-down. The stretch routine consists of static stretching, starting with the lower leg and finishing with the neck. Each stretch should be held for 8 to 10 seconds.

 

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