Summer is all about fun in the sun, drinking your favorite smoothies, and showing off your beach body. The latter is a hard to come by, but not entirely impossible. To get a toned body this summer, you need to sweat it out. However, the heat of the sun and high temperature can cause serious heat exhaustion, dehydration, or heatstroke when exercising. That is why you have to be vigilant and follow these steps to prevent it while still getting that drool worthy body.
Get The Right Workout Gear
- Spandex top, skin tight, and dry fit clothes are not recommended for this season. It will prevent you from breathing correctly, and it will not absorb your sweat properly.
- It is highly advisable to wear breathable and loose clothing because it allows for cooling and ventilation. Opt for cotton wear to be more comfortable.
- Light colored clothing is best for summertime or when the sun is high because dark ones can easily attract heat.
- Bring a towel or wear a wristband to get rid of that sticky sweat.
- Always bring a change of clothes.
Drink Water and Juices
- Whether it is summertime or not, it is essential to re-hydrate, especially when exercising. Purchase good water bottles and bring it with you at all times. It will help you refuel, allowing you to do more exercises.
- You should drink before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration.
- It is preferable to take non-caffeinated drinks when exercising. Coffee is not bad for your exercise regimen; however, it is not good for you either. It will not affect you speed, agility and strength. Whereas water will speed up your metabolism which improves your digestion and make you lose weight.
Some tend to overexert when exercising. When dizziness, headache, nausea, and extreme thirst are experienced, immediately stop what you are doing. Find a cool area where you can rest, re-hydrate, and see how it turns out. If you are still feeling faint, then seek medical attention.
Exercise can make you healthy and strong whatever the season may be. However, if you do not take care of yourself and fail to re-hydrate, it may be the last exercise that you can do. Dehydration and heatstroke is very dangerous so this should not be taken lightly, especially when doing a rigorous workout.