7 Ways to Cool off after Your Summer Run ...

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When the temperature increases and running outside seems like a chore, it is essential to find ways to cool off after your run.

If you don’t, you may lose motivation, become overheated, or just feel miserable hours after running.

You can prevent all of these things from happening if you try one of these easy steps after your run.

Beat the heat with seven fantastic ways to cool off after your run.

1. Stretch or do Yoga

One of the greatest things you can do for your body after a run is stretch.

Even though there is much debate on whether or not it is beneficial, I think it feels pretty darn good!

Not only does it feel amazing, but it is also one of the best ways to cool off after your run.

That’s because it literally is a cool down for your body in every way, helping prevent injuries by letting your legs become accustomed to not running.

This is a simple and effective way to beat the heat, as it’s gradual instead of a sudden shock from hot to cold.

This is a great habit to get into, especially in the summer, so keep at it!

2. Take an Ice Bath

You are (hopefully) going to shower after your run, but if the idea of hopping into a hot shower after a hot run sounds horrible to you, you’re in luck!2

Try taking an ice bath like the elite athletes, which will not only cool you off, but it will also help speed your recovery time.

It is said to reduce inflammation and swelling, causing less pain during the moment.

Also, it can initialize the healing processes in the body by increasing circulation, creating a quicker muscle recovery.

All you have to do is sit in a tub of ice cold water, fill it with about half a bag of ice (wait to get in the tub to pour in the ice, unless you want it to be REALLY cold) and sit for as long as you can stand it.

If the idea of an ice bath sounds too cold, you can always put a wet, frozen towel around your neck.

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