Although August has been a pretty cool month so far, the temperatures are bound to rise again, and – before they do – we want to give you three simple tips to stick with your workout routine even in the heat. Throwing in the towel is much more tempting when you start sweating – and melting – in the summer sun, but it’s not worth it when you are trying to stay fit and healthy.
Water is the most important part of any fitness regimen. The more you perspire, the more you need to drink, because water replenishes what you lose through sweat.
Fitness Together recommends that you drink eight to 12 ounces of water before any physical activity, and then continue to do so throughout the rest of your workout. Not only will this keep you hydrated, but it will also help to prevent other complications from exercising in the summer, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
There are other factors that may contribute to these heat illnesses, such as weight, age, fitness level, and humidity. Discuss these issues with your personal trainer before you start any outdoor activity.
Take Your Routine to the Pool
Swimming laps – one of the coolest ways to work out in the summer – helps you with cardio and resistance training. You should also try running or walking back and forth in the shallow end of the pool, because this is a high-intensity, but low-impact exercise.
Not everyone can stand exercising in the sun, so – instead of letting the humidity keep you from working out – you should take your routine inside. Not only will this protect you from the aforementioned heat illnesses, but if you head to a Fitness Together studio, you will be able to meet new friends in a Small Group Personal Training class, try out some new equipment, or learn the proper techniques for some of the trickier exercises.
If you would like more tips on how to beat the summer heat while still maintaining your health and fitness routine, contact Fitness Together Ellicott City today.