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Why is static stretching good for cooling down after exercise?

One of the primary goals of a cool-down after exercise is to help the body relax and return to a steady state of rest. Some of the primary effects of static stretching are decreased muscle tension and increased muscle relaxation making it an ideal activity for use as a cool-down 

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