cooldown

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cooldown

(kool′down″)
Any low-impact, low intensity movement, such as walking, stretching, or casually performed calisthenics, performed after vigorous exercise. It allows body temperature to fall gradually, returns blood from skeletal muscles to the central circulation, and decreases muscle lactate concentrations.
cool-down, adjective
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As part of another project where we looked at how couples fight, I would often catch a few minutes of this cool-down period," she said.
Traders had predicted a cool-down, saying that investors would be hesitant until the US data has been announced.
The only way we could hold such swimming competitions would be to build a temporary warm-up and cool-down pool on the side of the building.
Cool-down (gentle exercise after vigorous physical activity; also called warm-down) has been recommended because it has been observed that cool-down aids in the removal of lactic acid (Bale and James 1991, Dodd et al 1984, Stamford et al 1981, Weltman et al 1979).
Also, ignoring the cool-down period results in enough heat to boil the engine oil.
The greatly accelerated nitrogen cool-down of two reactors and the detailed planning and coordination of all projects by Praxair Services allowed the cool downs, de-coking and dry-out to be completed in just four days.
Every swim should include the key elements of a training workout: a warm-up, the main set, and a cool-down.
Keep the calender running during warm-up and cool-down
The Despatch SD Sterilization and Depyrogenation Oven features fast heat-up and cool-down rates that reduce total processing time by 30 to 70 percent resulting in increased production per shift and reduced operating costs.
Continental's special VISA[R] cycles formulate cool-down temperatures, tailored to a variety of fabrics.
Each session should include warm-up, active conditioning, and cool-down phases.
Dry ice disappears on impact with the targeted surface, so the cleaning process requires no cool-down and can occur online, hot in the press.