We are getting a taste of hot weather this week in Vermont, and with many people taking up exercise it is important to stay safe while working out in the heat. If you don’t take care while exercising in hot weather, your body is further stressed and you risk getting heat exhaustion and heat stroke, where your body temperature gets too high. Here are some tips for staying cool while working out this summer.
- Workout during cooler times of day. Try getting out early in the morning for that run or take a walk as the sun is setting after dinner.
- Stay hydrated throughout the day. Drink water throughout the day. A good rule of thumb is that you are already dehydrated when you feel thirsty.
- Go a little slower while you acclimate to the hot weather.
- Wear the right clothing. Dress in lighter colors and don’t overdress.
- Know your limit. If you start to feel badly during your workout it may be time to head inside.
Other ideas, tips, and resources to keep you and your family healthy, active, and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Interested in getting started running this summer? Follow along with our 10 week 5K program. You can find all of the videos on our Facebook page.
- Make this pizza filled with greens this week!
- Are you worried about your child’s mental health right now? This may be a good webinar for you.
- Some resources for parents. You are enough!
- So excited for this walkability project at the Intervale!
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