Fitness Tip: Don’t forget to cool down
It is important to take time to cool down at the end of your exercise activities. Cooling down gradually lowers your heart rate and allows your body to recover from your workout. It also can help reduce risk of muscle injury and post-exercise stiffness and soreness.
A good cool-down includes walking or continuing your activity at a lower intensity for 5 to 10 minutes. This should be followed by stretching while your muscles are still warm, which helps improve overall flexibility.
Luke Geer, PT, DPT
The Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department
Colorado treats marijuana taxes like ‘a piggy bank,’ but top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas
The complaints from constituents and policy advocates are aimed at the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, a depository for about half of the $272 million the state is expected to generate this fiscal year from marijuana-related taxes. The legislature has guidelines for how the money should be spent, but lawmakers can use it for just about anything they want. And in practice, they do, splitting the money among dozens of different programs, across more than a dozen state agencies.