Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

Sun safety video

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and have some fun, but the summer heat can be a problem. Listed below are a few tips that can help you stay safe and beat the summer heat.

  • The time of day is important Avoid exercising from 10am to 3pm. It’s the hottest part of the day.
  • Wear loose, light colored clothing The lighter color will help reflect heat, and cotton material will help the evaporation of sweat.
  • Wear Sunscreen You can get burned and suffer sun damage to your skin even on cloudy days.
  • Stay hydrated and replenish your electrolyte and salt intake – Make sure to drink water before, during and after your workout. For less than 1 hour of exercise consume water. For more than 1-2 hours of exercise, consume an electrolyte replacement drink.
  • Choose shaded trails or pathways– This will help keep you out of the sun.
  • Ease into summer –Allow your body to adapt partially to heat through repeated gradual daily exposures.
  • Team Up – If you can, exercise with a friend or family member. It’s safer and could be more fun.

 

Kim Bielenda|Wellness Coordinator

Kapnick Insurance Group|Strength. Knowledge. Direction.

1201 Briarwood Circle | Ann Arbor, MI  48108 |www.kapnick.com

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