NYSTCE Health Education Exam Prep

Category - Personal Health and Fitness

Cooling down after rigorous exercise is important as abrupt cessation may result in blood pooling in the legs, consequently resulting in:
  1. Varicose veins
  2. Fainting
  3. Cardiac complications
  4. B and C
Answer: D - Abrupt cessation of vigorous exercise may cause blood to pool in the legs causing fainting or cardiac complications. Therefore slow walking and stretching for five minutes is advised. The heart rate should gradually decline during the cool down.
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