After a great workout, it is important to cool your body down. To bring your heart rate back to a calmer state—around 100 to 120 beats per minute—as well as reducing breathing rates and gradually cooling your body temperature.
It is also vital to return your muscles to their optimal length-tension relationships, prevent blood from pooling in your extremities, and bring your body back to a state of rest.
When you don’t achieve these goals, you can injure your muscles, feel dizzy or faint, and your blood pressure could drop too rapidly.
Some health professionals believe that a cool down will lower the lactic acid build up that occurs in your muscles as you exercise, causing them to feel stiff and sore.
Some great ways to cool down are:
Slow laps around a pool
This is a prime time to REHYDRATE your body.
Applying any of the following Essential Oils to the back of your neck can promote a lower body temperature:
The PEPPERMINT plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content distinguishes the best quality PEPPERMINT from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* PEPPERMINT continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among our Essential Oils.
Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.*
Promotes digestive health.*
Repels bugs naturally.
Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense, and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
DIFFUSION: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
INTERNAL USE: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
TOPICAL USE: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
QUESTION – WHICH ESSENTIAL OIL WOULD YOU LIKE TO COOL DOWN WITH?
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