Friday, October 3, 2008

Beat the heat!

Even though fall is around the corner, some states are still pretty warm. Here are a few things to protect yourself from the heat...

~ Reduce the intensity of your workout, particularly the first few times you are exposed to higher temperatures.
~ Beat the day's heat by working out early in the morning.
~ Wear minimal clothing to provide greater skin surface area for heat dissipation.
~ Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light colored clothing to reflect the sun's rays.
~ Wear clothing made of a material that absorbs water, such as cotton.
~ Drink before, during, and after exercising. (Drink six to eight ounces of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes during exercise).
~ Consume more fluids than you think you need before and after exercise.
~ Know when to say 'no' to exercise. Use common sense to prevent heat stress when it gets hot out.

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