Great article! It includes my favorite practice -- choosing the coolest part of the day for outdoor exercise.
Our summers are 90-105F midday, plus long stretches of humid weather, plus wind, so I take my walks early or late. I head out the door in the morning in time to be home by 9 am at the very latest, or alternatively go in the evening when the sun is very low, all set to be home before dark. No way will I exercise when the heat and sun are blasting away!
The heat index is a very good guide to follow, because it takes into account humidity, such a big factor. I have found that even in the low-sun times of day, if the humidity is high I definitely have to adjust my exercise level down a bit.
- 6/27/2008 5:52:08 PM