Cool down allows your body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate to return to their normal levels. Stretching your muscles while they're still warm can help to reduce lactic acid buildup, reducing your chance of muscle cramps and stiffness.
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If you stop exercising abruptly without cooling down, your muscles will suddenly stop contracting vigorously. This can cause blood to pool in the lower extremities of your body, leaving your blood without as much pressure to be pumped back to the heart and brain