Don’t let this heat get you down. Find ways to exercise inside if possible. But if you are heading outside to be active during the summer, a few things to keep in mind:
Time of Day. Avoid going out during the hottest part of the day. Plan to go out early in the morning or later at night.
Wear loose, light-colored clothing. The lighter color will help reflect heat, and cotton/dri-fit material will help the evaporation of sweat.
Sunscreen. Protect your skin and keep from getting burned.
Stay hydrated. Before you go out, drink water. Take water with you. Take a drink every 15 minutes, even when you’re not thirsty. Be sure to drink more water when you are done.
Look for shaded trails or pathways. Do what you can to stay in the shade and out of the sun. Parks are a great place to find grass and trees.
Check the weather. before you start your workout. If there’s a heat advisory, meaning high ozone and air pollution, you might want to take your workout indoors. These pollutants can damage your lungs.
Get Wet. It never feels like you’re sweating while you are working out in the pool so choose workouts like swimming, water aerobics classes or running in shallow water.
Most importantly, listen to your body. Stop immediately if you’re feeling dizzy, faint or nauseous.