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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2015 3:58 pm

We hope everyone enjoys a fun and relaxing time with family and friends as we celebrate America's freedom.

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4th of July Reminders

July 2, 2015 8:36 pm

We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. Since Friday, July 3rd is being observed as a Federal Holiday, there will be no shuttle service. The Management Office will be closed Saturday, July 4th. We look forward to seeing everyone again on Sunday.

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The How and Why of Post-Workout Cool-Downs

June 24, 2015 6:39 pm

While the suggested cool-down period may seem unnecessary, experts agree that it is actually one of the most essential parts of your workout. Here are a few reasons why you should cool down after exercising — and how to do it properly.

  • Know the effects. Working out raises your heart rate, dilates your blood vessels, and increases your body’s temperature. Cooling down helps bring these factors back to normal gradually.
  • Care for your muscles. Cooling down should also include thorough stretching, as it reduces the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles and prevent cramping or stiffness.
  • Walk until you’re cooled down. Walk for at least five minutes, or longer if your workout was very intense. Stop once your heart rate gets back to 120 beats per minute.
  • Stretch thoroughly. Stretch each of your limbs for at least 30 seconds, making sure that you don’t bounce or overextend your muscles. Make sure to breathe while you’re stretching.
  • Stay hydrated. As with all parts of exercise, you should make sure to drink water after working out to help prevent dehydration.

Warm Up, Cool Down [Heart.org]
How to Stretch After a Workout [Nerd Fitness]
7 Crucial Stretches for Post-Workout [Cheat Sheet]
Recovery: The Truth About Stretching [Web MD]

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