Carrie Underwood Shares 7 Benefits of Cooling Down After Exercise

The Grammy Award winner and fit52 founder knows the importance a good post-workout routine.
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood.

Carrie Underwood is not only an eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist and mom of two, she’s also the founder of fitness and nutrition platform fit52.

The app is filled with workouts from Underwood’s personal trainer, Eve Overland, and healthy recipes from nutritionist Cara Clark. And while many of us want the secret formula to the “Cowboy Casanova” singer’s ultra-toned legs, we’ll take any and all exercise-related advice Underwood wishes to provide.

She recently let her Instagram followers in on the importance of a good cool down post-exercise, which she noted can:

  1. Improve your flexibility
  2. Reduce risk of injury
  3. Reduce muscle soreness
  4. Release muscle tension
  5. Transition to a state of rest
  6. Enhance mind-body connection
  7. Allow you to rest and recharge before your next workout

“Who loves a good stretch?🙋🏼‍♀️ 💪🏻,” she inquired in her caption.

“Stretching is my reward for working out,” one of Underwood’s 13 million followers commented.

“Best legs in county music,” another person complimented.

“Keep up the hard work Carrie, you look stunning 🤩,” someone else added.

“I’m trying to figure out how you are doing EVERYTHING you are doing and still look Gorgeous!!” one fan noted.

In the reel, Underwood demonstrated a series of stretches in various athleisure. She wore her blonde locks in a sporty ponytail and donned a gray tank top and matching leggings, as well as a lilac-colored top with an unzipped sleeveless vest over top with white gym shorts, and a pink top with blue shorts. Underwood is also the founder of activewear brand Calia.

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