I get asked a lot how I workout when it is so hot outside.
To be honest, I don't always enjoy it.
I live outside of Dallas so we are already getting 80 degree days with a bajillion percent humidity. It is barely June so it will only get hotter.
In fact this weekend some friends and I were talking about what a mild June we were having.
I break a sweat by stepping outside, I'm not kidding.
All of that being said there are some tips that I want to share about staying cool and not getting overheated when you are working out in the summer.
Tip 1: Drink Water- I know that this is said a lot but drink water, try to drink a gallon. I know that a gallon is a lot but you need to stay hydrated! If you don't like water add fruit to your water, or essential oils, or cucumber, or mint leaves! Right now I am loving water with three drops of grapefruit oil. It is very refreshing and I am staying hydrated.
Tip 2: Workout Early- My goal is to run around six-thirty every morning. (okay fine, I make it out the door by seven-thirty but it's good to have goals!) The whole point of this is to make sure that I'm not working out in the heat of the day.
Tip 3: Workout Late- For those that prefer to workout at night try to do it as the sun is going down. Right now the Mom 4ce workouts start at six-thirty. That way we are meeting AFTER the heat of the day. One day last summer I tried to run at five and it was still too hot to run and I ended up getting over heated. Learn from my mistakes, please don't do what I did! It is no fun to stop a workout because you are beet red, shaking, and sick.
Tip 4: Workout Inside- There is nothing wrong with exercising inside. Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday I go to a Crossfit class. My favorite spot to be is in front of the giant fan. I also LOVE to do my workout DVD's under the air vent. Some people love to run on the treadmill in the summer, if that is you go for it!
So tell me, how are you staying cool in the heat?