NEW YORK — After a tough aerobic dance class, move around before sitting down, advises the Reebok Aerobic Information Bureau.
If you stop suddenly, blood collects in the vessels below the waist. This can cause blood pressure to drop too suddenly.
Dr. Ken Cooper, author of "Aerobics," recommends moving around for five minutes after aerobic dance class and then taking your pulse. If it still isn't below 120 beats a minute, you may be working out too hard. At Cooper's Aerobic Activity Center in Dallas, all aerobic dance classes end with a five-minute walk.