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How to Cool Down from Running, Jogging, or Exercise

With only six weeks until the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot, it’s important to cool down properly.

A proper cool-down will not only help you avoid injury but can prevent post-run and exercise stiffness and soreness.

Unlike a warm-up, which should be more dynamic and free-flowing, your cool down should be more “static.” That means you should focus on holding your stretches for anywhere between 10 and 30 seconds.

Try this simple Runner’s Stretch from Physical Therapist Kearsten Fish after your next run or workout. It’s a great stretch that targets multiple body regions at the same time.

Watch this video to learn more:

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