Monday, 21 May 2012

Stay Hydrated During Summer Workouts

If you feel drained due to excessive sweating because of which you avoid exercising during the day then read this article to know the ways to stay energised while exercising in summer.

Tips To Stay Hydrated During Summer Workouts

Here are a few cool and useful tips to make exercising comfortable in the summer.

Stay Well Hydrated: Drink 2 glasses of water 30 minutes prior to exercise, one and half glasses every 15 minutes during the workout and 2 glasses in the 30 minutes following your workout.

Back Off Intensity Levels: When training in the heat, you don’t have to work as hard to elevate heart rate. Closely monitor your heart rate during aerobic sessions and pare down the pace accordingly.

Take The Workout Indoors: Exercising in an air-conditioned space on an exercise bike, treadmill or with a simple set of dumbbells is a great way to beat the heat and get your exercise.

Adjust Clothing: Avoid synthetics. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting and light coloured cottons instead. Don’t skip the socks, though.

Workout In Water: Find a local pool and switch to swimming during the summer months. Aquatic dumbbells offer you a way strength train in the water as well.

Keep The Face And Neck Clear: If you have long hair, pull it back and up. Do allow your skin to breathe.

There’s definitely a huge market for sports drinks but there’s some debate to whether they’re always necessary. High in calories a sports drink can often offset some of the work you’ve done during your workout. However, most sports drinks also contain electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals and chemical compounds like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium that are necessary for your body to function properly. 

The more you exercise in the summer on a hot day, the more fluids you're going to lose so staying hydrated with water or a sports drink is your best option.


Bobby - Collegiate Fitness said...

I'm definitely on board with the idea of getting away from the gym and finding somewhere new to exercise - like the pool. Water has so many therapeutic effects, but even if you aren't nursing an injury you can still benefit in new ways.

Make sure to consume a sports drink with 0.5-1.0 grams of sodium per liter when exercising for more than an hour!

- Bobby H

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