Beat the Heat During Your Summer Workouts


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6/14/2013 6:00 AM   :  21 comments   :  32,126 Views

Summer is almost here, which means the temperature will continue to rise. Some of you may have already experienced some early summer-type heat and are already starting to get acclimated to it. As we change over to summer weather, we need to remember to take precautions when exercising in the heat.

Our bodies do a great job at cooling off in general, but it does take time for them to get acclimated to the heat as the season changes. Depending on your age, current health condition and your activity level, your body can take 2 or more weeks to acclimate to the heat. This is something to keep in mind, especially if you are feeling like your workouts are getting harder during this time of year and/or you have humidity to deal with on top of the heat.

Below are some resources with tips on exercising in the heat, along with some information on what danger signs/symptoms to look for if you have heat stroke, heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses. Remember to think "safety first" when it comes to working out this summer!

Tips for Exercising in Heat

13 Ways to Cool Down Your Summer Workout

The Heat is On: Taking Precautions When Exercising Outdoors

Tips for Staying Cool and Healthy During Extreme Heat

Don't forget to also keep your pets safe and cool this summer too!

Have you already started to acclimate to the increased temperatures? Do you have any tips to offer for others that may be exercising outdoors in the heat?

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