As the summer approaches, everyone wants to ensure that they have their bodies ready for summer to wear the perfect bikini and to have the perfect shape for the beach and the pool and the unforgettable summer vacation. Whilst staying fit and healthy it also important to remember that the scorching heat can have detrimental effects on you as you exercise – but Albaloo has you covered – Read on to find out how best you can exercise and stay fit even in the summer heat:
1.Check the Weather Forecast: Before you embark on your daily workout session make sure that you make it a point to check the weather forecast. Depending on the weather you will be able to assess the amount of water you need and how best you can prepare to combat the heat.
2. What’s the best time to exercise?: During the
summer season the best time to exercise would be early morning – you get a
fresh start to the day and you can get your workout in before the scorching
sun’s rays leave you feeling dehydrated and exhausted.
3. Know the Heat Stroke Symptoms: One of the
dangerous effects of summer is the possibility of getting a heat stroke when
you go out and exercise in the scorching heat. Therefore it is essential that
you know the symptoms of heat stroke: Heat stroke occurs as a result of
prolonged exposure the extremely hot temperatures coupled with dehydration. The
hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 104 degrees
Fahrenheit, however fainting may be the first sign. Other symptoms can include:
- Throbbing headache
- Dizziness and light-headedness
- Lack of sweating despite the heat
- Red, hot, and dry skin
- Muscle weakness or cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heartbeat
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering
4. Stay Hydrated: Always take a bottle of water with you when you go for your workout. It is important to make sure that you stay hydrated during the day and especially when you work out as the heat during the summer can quickly dehydrate you and if you don’t replenish your fluids, it may result in a heat stroke.
5. Light, Loose Workout Clothing: as the temperatures get hotter make sure that you wear light-colored, lightweight loose clothing that is breathable so that your body won’t be overheated as you exercise.
As you get in shape and stay in shape this summer, remember to also stay safe and stay protected while you exercise.