Warm Weather Exercising Tips
If you are a serious athlete, you should expect to train in warm weather. You should expect to exercise in warm weather even if you casually work out to lose weight. In fact, there are certain benefits for warm weather exercising. The added perspiration helps remove extra toxins from the body. However, warm weather exercising can be more dangerous than cool weather exercising. The possibility of heat stroke exponentially increases.
You may have to adjust to hot weather exercising if you are accustomed to certain things in your routine. For example, hot weather changes the molecular makeup in paved surfaces. Therefore, running may feel different at first, or even difficult. Aside from surface changes, changes in the humidity, air, pollution and allergens may make warm weather exercising hard for athletes.
However, being accustomed to these conditions will greatly help athletes in competitions. For individuals who casually work out, it will provide added benefits along with weight loss.
Because of the possible dangers associated with warm weather exercising, there are certain precautions you should take to stay safe. Consider these tips during hot weather.
Wear White Shirts
For certain various reasons, white repels UV rays and heat. Therefore, you will have an easier time maintaining an internal thermal temperature of 98 degrees Farenheit, which is very important when exercising. Your blood pressure may still rise, but the white shirt, along with perspiration, will keep your body’s temperature regulated.
Along with a white shirt, you should also wear light clothing. Heavy shorts, wristbands and headbands are unnecessary for training and exercising since the heat already adds stressful factors to the routine.
Exercise Indoors When Necessary
If you live in a tropical or desert region, there may be days where the heat is extremely dangerous. There may be days when you have to exercise indoors. Athletes may not be able to benefit from indoor training, depending on what they are training for, but people who exercise to lose weight can find the same cardio and aerobic exercise benefits in indoor training.
Drink Plenty of Water
Every serious athlete knows how important it is to stay hydrated when training. The summer heat makes it even more important to stay hydrated. Because the added perspiration and temperature can cause heat stroke, it is important that anyone who exercises outdoors on hot days drink plenty of water.
Symptoms of dehydration include:
Along with preventing heat stroke and dehydration, water boosts your metabolism.
Harmful UV rays can damage skin cells and cause premature aging. In severe cases, long-term sun exposure can cause skin cancer, such as melanoma. You can greatly reduce sun damage to your skin by wearing protective sunscreens. Sunscreens with an SPF 15 or higher will block UV rays from damaging your skin.
There is no need to be afraid of hot weather. Yes, it can potentially be dangerous, but with the right precautions, it is relatively safe.
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