How to care for your body when exercising in extreme heat
Exercise Safely This Summer!
The temperatures will only continue to climb this summer, so make sure to take precautions when exercising - especially if you're outdoors!
Time Your Workouts: Whenever possible, avoid exercising in the middle of the day when temperatures peak. Instead, opt for early morning or evening sweat-sessions.
Wear Loose, Light-Colored Clothing: Lighter colors will keep you cooler, and light fabrics will help sweat evaporate. You can also look into moisture-wicking workout gear for an even more comfortable experience.
Use Suncreen: Put on at least SPF 30 before heading outside, and reapply every hour or so. In addition to causing long-term harm to your skin, sunburns can also put you out of action for a day or two, so avoid them at all costs!
Stay Hydrated: Thanks to the sun's rays you'll be sweating even more than usual, which means you'll need to compensate by drinking extra water.
Listen To Your Body: Extreme heat will take a toll on your body, and might impact athletic performance. Don't push for that extra mile if you're feeling faint or dizzy - keeping yourself safe is more important than a PR.
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