14 Best Cool Down Exercises to Recover and Stretch After a Workout 

Begin your cool-down with gentle jogging or walking to gradually lower your heart rate. 

Transition to static stretches, focusing on major muscle groups like hamstrings and quadriceps. 

Perform calf stretches by placing one foot forward and leaning into the stretch. 

Target your chest and shoulders with arm swings and gentle rotations. 

Incorporate a seated forward bend to stretch your lower back and hamstrings. 

Include hip flexor stretches by lunging forward and holding the position. 

Emphasize flexibility with yoga poses such as downward dog and child's pose. 

Finish your cool-down with deep diaphragmatic breathing to promote relaxation and recovery. 

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