5. Cool down
To finish your exercise session safely, cool down so your heart rate gradually returns to normal.
The cool-down involves moving your joints and gently stretching the muscles you’ve used when exercising.
The exercises in these videos are at 3 levels – pick the level that’s right for you. You will need to watch all 5 videos first, to work out what level you’re comfortable starting at. You can pause the videos at any time if you are watching as you do the exercises. It’s also a good idea to have a timer ready for some of the exercises – you could use your phone or a cooking timer.
In this video
00:17 Marching on the spot
00:42 Side stretch: Level 1
01:09 Side stretch: Level 2
01:29 Side stretch: All levels
01:35 Trunk rotations
02:09 Quad stretch
02:41 Hamstring stretch
03:27 Neck stretch
03:55 After you finish your exercises
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