Fitness Tips Fridays: Beating the Heat

If you’re looking to get fit this season, you might want to take some extra precautions before going out in the hot sun.

Exercise alone puts extra stress on the body. Working out in excessive heat can hinder your body’s natural ability to cool itself down if you’re not careful. Without proper preparation for summer weather, you could be at risk for heatstroke and exhaustion.

Try some of these tips to keep you safe:

Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing.
Your workout attire can make a huge difference in a hot weather situation. Try finding heat/sweat resistant clothing to keep you cool.

Wear sun screen. Sun screen protects your skin from extreme exposure to the sun. It can help you avoid sunburns and skin damage.

Avoid mid-day workouts. The sun is at its hottest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Try working out in the early morning or the evening to avoid the hottest part of the day and the health risks that come with working out at that time.

Drink water. Staying hydrated is extremely important during the summer months. Water helps your body regulate its temperature naturally which is crucial if working out in the heat.

If you practice these tips, you will notice a difference in the amount of energy you have, and see better results while working out while beating the heat.

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