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Summer Workouts: Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

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Exercising outside in the summer weather is a great way to stay in shape and have a good time. Many people find it much more enjoyable than working out in a gym. It’s also a great way to enjoy the summer weather. You don’t need to eat a ton of food at a barbecue or consume too many drinks on a patio in order to spend time outdoors. Instead, why not get in shape outside instead? You’ll still get to experience the beautiful summer weather but you’ll also get to improve your health!

For all of the benefits of summer workouts, there are also some precautions that you’ll need to take. Taking these precautions will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time this summer.

Here are a few summer workout tips that will keep you safe.

Stay Hydrated

Being hydrated helps your heart pump blood more easily to your muscles. It also helps your muscles work more efficiently. Dehydration can lead to a variety of problems that range from headaches or swollen feet to heatstroke, which can be life-threatening.

How do you know how much water to drink? This depends on each person as well as the weather, the clothing worn, the amount that you sweat and the amount of exercise you are doing. One way to ensure that you stay hydrated is to bring a bottle of water with you when you exercise and to drink regularly. The more you sweat, the more you should drink.

Protect Yourself from the Sun

Wear a hat and UV-absorbent sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. Always swear sunscreen, even if it is a cloudy say. UV rays can get through clouds easily.

Know when you’ve had Too Much

If you’re working out, it’s important to know when you’ve had too much. This is especially true when you are working out outside. If you start to feel dizzy, faint or unwell, stop and rest immediately. Drink some water and consider going inside. Exercise often makes you feel tired but it shouldn’t make you feel sick or unwell. Listen to your body and take breaks as needed.

Workout with Someone

Working out with another person has a number of benefits. Not only does it provide you with someone to socialize and speak to during your workouts, but having someone with you can motivate you to keep going. Many people use a personal trainer for this reason. In addition, working out with another person can be safer. If there is any issue, you have someone who can help you out or get help as needed.

Enjoy your summer and stay safe!

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