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Definitely great advice! I also hold back if I'm ever excising and notice pain such as a pulled muscle. Lactic acid build-up is one thing, but a pulled muscle can lead to greater damage. I was on the elliptical quite a bit last weekend and noticed my right calf was very sore. I switched out to something else a couple days. It feels much better.
Great advice, Nikki! The weather can be dangerous to exercise in if you don't take precautions.
There has only been one time when I got a scare while riding. I won't do that again! Still been riding through all this heat, but just going in the mornings.
Still, this heat is better than 20 below zero!!!
...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!
My youngest wanted to go biking tonight and I was very torn. I felt like if I didn't go I was shirking. But I was concerned about going because of the heat. What to do. Then my oldest son pointed out that I needed to look up the Heat Stress Index (HSI). So, if you are planning on exercising outdoors, here is a handy link for you. I have printed this out and put it on my fridge. You take the temp and the humidity on the chart and it shows you the danger level for exercise in that temp. Excellent reference.
Don't put yourself in danger of heat stroke. If you are going to be out make sure you stay hydrated. Give yourself breaks every 30 minutes or so. And don't over do. If you are going out, try going out in the morning while it's still cool. Save the indoor exercise for the heat of the day. Or go to the pool and swim. An excellent form of exercise that safe in the heat.
Edited by: MCDOWN75 at: 7/8/2012 (18:50)
That which does not kill us makes us stronger!