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Summer is the perfect time to start a fitness routine. I'm going to show you how you can get your fitness in the summer heat
With the temperature rising, it is super important you prepare accordingly. Nobody has time for a heat stroke! This article will be covering a few tips on how to get your fitness on in the summer heat. It's time you create a fitness program so you can stop having anxiety about being in that bikini and feel good about your body all summer long!
Get the Forecast Ahead of Time
Take a look at your local forecast. The last thing you want to do is plan a summer hike, only to find out you are walking up a mountain in 100-degree heat. If you see that it’s going to be unreasonably hot, then you might want to think twice about doing certain parts of your workout.
It’s good to stay aware of any possible pollution or air quality warnings. I always use the weather app on my iPhone as they update it daily. If you know that the weather will be cooperative with your efforts, you can plan accordingly.
Pick a Good Time of Day
The first thing you should be thinking about is what time you’ll be exercising. As a general rule, it’s not really ideal to do your routine until it has cooled down. That means that you will either have to go early from 7 - 9am or you will have to go later in the day such as 4pm. If you have ever tried going for a run at noon in the summer - that is pretty much a sure way to keel over! I have done it before and let's just say I didn't get very far before I had to head home!
If you are planning on making a workout routine a habit then it’s usually recommended to take care of your routine during the early morning hours. That way you have the entire rest of your day for work and other life tasks. Plus if you are trying intermittent fasting, your body burns fat more readily in the fasting state. For more tips on intermittent fasting, check out the free Intermittent Fasting Beginners Guide.
Give Your Skin Room to Breath
One way to stay cool is to wear looser clothes so that your skin can have grater ventilation.
Wearing a lighter color like white will help your body to stay cool by reflecting the light away from you. It's important you wear clothes that have good ventilation and moisture wicking properties. Target is a great place to pick up this type of athletic wear without breaking the bank.
Drink a lot of Water
This one should go without saying, but a lot of people live their lives while dehydrated without being aware of it.
In fact, most of my clients do not drink enough water. Hydration helps your cells to continue to function which is super important when exercising in the heat . Try to take a drink every 1 - 15 minutes during workouts to be sure that you’re replenishing the water that you’re losing in the form of sweat.
Listen to Your Body
The most important thing on this list is that you remain aware of the signals that your body is sending you.
Your body has a lot of ways of sending you signs to let you know there is a problem, so you don’t want to ignore those messages.
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