Tips For Exercising in the Heat

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

When it comes to exercise, one of my favorite things to do is to go on a walk or a run in the mornings before I have to leave for work. Usually, the weather is pretty nice that early in the day. But as we’ve gotten into the summer months, it seems no matter how early you get up, it’s always hot outside, which can put a little damper on your exercise goals and can put you at risk for overheating your body. So, here are a few tips on how to keep exercising, but also stay cool at the same time!

Try early morning in Arizona or when the sun is setting to try an avoid the heat of the day.

Before and During Your Workout:

  • Stay well-nourished and hydrated
  • Dress in loose, light clothing
  • Choose a workout time when the sun is either rising or setting

After Your Workout:

  • Stretch
  • Breathe
  • Take a cold shower
  • Re-fuel your body with a snack

Just because it’s warm outside doesn’t mean we have to give up entirely on getting out outdoor exercise in! Just take a few extra steps to make sure that you are able to stay comfortable and healthy as you burn those calories!

For more articles on exercise, check out the Fill Your Plate blog!

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