Workout Tips to Stay Cool This Summer
Let’s look at workout tips to stay cool during the heat of summer. Longer, sunny days are the perfect motivation to take your workout outside. However, it is important to stay safe and cool, especially if you are doing strenuous or lengthy workouts outside.
Here are 3 workout tips to stay cool this summer.
1. Timing Is Everything. Now that days are longer, consider working out earlier in the day to beat the midday heat. You may also have time in the evening to take a post-dinner walk. Temperatures will be lower once the sun starts to set, but you will still have plenty of light to see. Avoid outdoor activity from 12-3, when the sun is strongest. Wear breathable clothing and sunscreen.
2. Hydrate. Staying hydrated during your workout probably seems obvious, and make sure to take enough water with you. However, it is also important to hydrate before and after. Besides drinking enough water, hydrate by eating plenty of water-packed fruits, vegetables and fresh smoothies.
3. Stay In! There is no rule that says you must exercise outside in the summer. It’s ok to be an indoor person- this might be the perfect time to try that yoga class, or even join a gym. Indoor spaces like gyms and studios tend to be quieter over the summer months- perfect if you are looking for detailed instruction or a comfortable place to start as a beginner.
Keep moving this summer, and maybe even try something new! Check out our yoga classes or set up a private session. Schedule your free consultation today to learn how he can help you achieve your goals and seamlessly incorporate healthier habits into your life.
Karen L Leibowitz, MD
Health and Lifestyle Coach