Summer is a time to get outdoors and be active, be it hiking, biking, running or cooler activities such as swimming but when the temperature reaches above 80 here are some tips to stay safe when working out in the heat.
1. Drink plenty of water – make sure you’re staying hydrated during intense periods of exercise.
2. Avoid the heat of the day – exercise earlier in the day or later in the day (after sunset).
3. Exercise indoors if at all possible and if not try shadier areas.
4. Wear light, breathable fabrics, visors or a breathable billed cap.
5. If you feel nauseous, dizzy, crampy or have a headache, stop exercising and get fluids and cool yourself down.
6. Try a cooler form of exercise like swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding.
According to WebMD when exercising outside water is all you need if you are exercising for less than an hour. For longer exercise periods, sports drinks contain carbohydrate and minerals called electrolytes that may help your endurance and keep you from getting muscle cramps.
Warrior III pose
Super hero jumps
Side crunches and many more.
Whatever you do this summer during the hot days make sure you are protecting yourself and exercising within your limits. Stay safe and have fun!