Jul 6, 2012
Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoor setting when you are exercising. You get to be out in the fresh air and see the pretty sights and enjoy the company of others! It is important to take precautions during the summer, since it is a unique season.
Summertime workouts are just fine, as long as you take into account the way heat and exertion combine to challenge your body. Here are some tips for what you can do to be safe.
1- To begin with, water is an absolute must. You need to regularly drink water as you are outside, even if you aren’t feeling that thirsty. You will be naturally sweating and heating up and will need to be cooled and hydrated in order to avoid getting sick.
2- You also will want to replenish your salt and electrolyte levels. It may not seem like it, but you lose a lot of salt when perspiring. Sports drinks are specially configured to help keep levels safe.
3- Try to exercise in the morning or evening, when the sun is not directly overhead. It’s pretty simple- the cooler it is outside, the less you will be affected by the heat.
4- If you are going to be out in direct sunlight, wear sunscreen.
5- Wear loose, light-colored clothing. The lightness of the clothing will reflect some of the suns rays, while the looser fit will allow your skin to breathe easier.
By following these tips, you will be able to have a safer and more enjoyable experience! There’re a lot to do and see out there, so have fun!
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