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Tips for Working Out on Hot Summer Days

By Roserighter @roserighter

Just because the temperature outside is 95 and it feels like 110 when you factor in the humidity doesn't mean it's a good day to skip your workout. You can ditch that excuse now and use these tips to get you through a hot summer day and still burn plenty of calories to keep your metabolism going.
Tips for Working Out on Hot Summer Days
Tips on How To Beat the Heat and Burn Calories Regardless of How Hot It Is Outside
Don't let the dog days of summer keep you from reaching your fitness and weight loss goals. While you may not be able to perform distance running or pull weighted sleds outside when it's hot and humid, there are plenty of things that you can to do get active and burn calories.
  • Go to the gym for an air-conditioned workout, followed by a quick shower for a refresher.
  • Go to the pool for a comfortable water workout. You'll never even realize that you broke a sweat, but you'll feel great afterward.
  • Take advantage of the hours around dusk and dawn for outdoor workouts. This is when the sun is down and so is the humidity.
  • Take a walk or hike in the woods. The trees provide quite a bit of shade from the blazing sun and it actually feels cooler under their canopy.
  • Go for a walk at a mall or other large indoor facility that lends itself well to long walks.
  • Put in an exercise DVD in for an indoor workout that will help you blast fat.
  • Exercise in short bursts with breaks in between to cool off.
  • Drink more than the recommended 8 glasses of water per day. Extra water is necessary to prevent dehydration.
  • Don't eat a big meal before exercising, but don't workout on an empty stomach either. A light snack is all you need.
  • Use a home gym. Walking the treadmill in a house with air conditioning and fans is much easier than walking outdoors on the hot days of summer.
If you do choose to workout in the heat make sure you bring plenty of water, include time to warm up and cool down and listen to your body. Stop exercising if you feel sick, light-headed or nauseous.

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