I usually go for my 3 mile walk in the early morning to beat the heat/humidity but this morning it was VERY foggy and I was afraid to go on our country roads. So I went at 11:00 a.m. and it was HOT and HUMID! So I wet a towel and wrapped it around my neck! It helped so, so much!
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I am doing way better with my walking program since I started walking indoors with the walking videos on Dr. Oz's RealAge site. I still walk outdoors in comfortable weather but with indoor walking the heat, rain, wind, mean dogs, traffic, and blisters pose no obstacles.
The program is in two parts of approximately 15 minutes each and is adequate but not grueling--the equivalent of a brisk 2-mile walk. It also requires very little floor space--I do it in my air-conditioned hallway. Plus, the video provides me friendly company and appropriately-paced music.
Get an old tube sock. Fill a good portion of the sock with rice. Tie off the end of the sock. Heat the rice filled sock for about 45 second the first time. As it gets colder heat it up for about 30 seconds until desired temp. It makes a good little heating pad. NOTE heated to much will burn the rice
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