a period of low-impact or slower exercise following a more intense workout to allow the body to gradually return to its normal physiological level.
to bring the body back to its normal physiological level after fast, vigorous exercise or activity by gradually slowing the pace of activity or by doing gentle exercises or stretches.
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How to use cooldown in a sentence
It shuts down and requires a cooldown period fairly quickly.
Sticky from a week spent hiking and driving, I was eager to cap off the trip with a cooldown swim into the lake, so we sped off toward the park’s Cleetwood Cove Trail, the only legal access to its shore.Otherworldly Adventure at Crater Lake National Park | Emily Pennington | March 24, 2021 | Outside Online
The rapid cooldown, from a starting temperature of about –45° Celsius, suggests the water vapor released by the rocket not only provided the H2O to make ice crystals, but also actively cooled the air to trigger cloud formation.To understand how ‘night-shining’ clouds form, scientists made one themselves | Maria Temming | March 5, 2021 | Science News
Soon we came face to face with a roaring, 100-foot cascade of whitewater pummeling the smooth slabs below, mist ricocheting onto my sweaty mug as a gentle cooldown after the long uphill jaunt.
In a “mindful cooldown” to end my fitness fest, Jessica was warm and encouraging.Apple’s Fitness+ workout service: enthusiasm, energy, and plenty of integration | Aaron Pressman | December 15, 2020 | Fortune
Other Idioms and Phrases with cooldown
Also, cool off.
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