Just because it's hot outside, doesn't mean you need to give up on
exercising. Here are 8 tips to help you continue exercise in the heat!1. Consider
changing the time that you exercise.
If you typically exercise in the
afternoon, try exercising in the morning or evening when temperatures
tend to be cooler.
2. Wear sunscreen.
Not only will it help protect
from cancer and a sunburn, but a sunburn can hinder your
ability to work out for 1-2 weeks after the initial burn.
Drink 1-2 cups of water
30 minutes before your work out.
Continue to drink water every 15 minutes while working out. When done
with your workout, drink another 1-2 cups of water.
4. Switch up
If adjusting your workout schedule won't work for you,
try different routines, like yoga
, pilates, or exercise classes that
are offered during your preferred exercise time. They typically take
place in areas that are air conditioned so that when it's hot outside, it'll
be cool inside.
5. Work out inside.
If you prefer to run or ride a
bike, try a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike instead. You can
adjust the incline to create hills while working out inside.
to your body.
If you start to experience headaches, nausea, difficulty
, or cramps, it's okay to stop. Take it slow and it's possible
the heat is getting to you causing heat exhaustion. Don't push your body
further than it can go.
7. Take the workout slow until your body
has acclimated to the hot weather.
Slowly work your way up to the pace
you want to achieve.
8. Exercise with a partner.
This will make
your workout more fun, but also in case of an emergency, you have
someone there to help or vice versa.