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A period after vigourous exercise, during which the heart rate returns to normal. The cooling down period may be associated with a paradoxical increase in physiologic stress, as the abrupt withdrawal of catecholamines is coupled to a surge in vagal tone, evoking atrial fibrillation

cool down

Sports medicine A period after vigorous exercise, during which the heart rate returns to normal; the CD period may be associated with a paradoxic ↑ in physiologic stress, as the abrupt withdrawal of catecholamines is coupled to a surge in vagal tone, evoking A Fib

cool down

(kūl down)
A gradual decrease in blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate returning to baseline after exercise.
See: endurance phase, endurance training
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The recipe for workout success is to never miss out any ingredient, so make sure you cool down every time.
Immunologists have suspected for decades that the immune system doesn't go off on a campaign without also enlisting special cells designed to cool down these warrior cells once the enemy--the invading virus or bacteria--has been deterred.
Station Officer Barnaby Briggs, based at Leamington, said: "A vehicle had been undergoing climate tests in this 'hot room' and had been left in there to cool down.
After a 1-hr cool down, test the dipped core strength.
Researchers in Germany have shown that a sodium ball only 5 atoms in diameter can, under the right circumstances, cool down when energized with a laser beam.
8), there are many who feel that the market is about to cool down.
Exercise may help people sleep by warming up our bodies, which then cool down as a result.
To date, Cheniere has successfully offloaded LNG from the Celestine River, completed cool down of LNG Tank 1 and all process and utility units, as well as sent vaporized natural gas into the Creole Trail Pipeline.
Refreshing grapefruit and menthol then acts to cool down skin in sticky weather.
Cool down with an easy walk or jog on the spot followed by NOT powerful of they calories, and of the to some stretching, see my warm up video.
After operations, let the tractor cool down before shutting down.
The athletes should then get water, walk around a few minutes and cool down, performing both standing upper and lower body stretches or seated or supine stretches.