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Health — August 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm

When Hot Weather tries to ruin your Workout

When winter snow reaches its peak and the temperature drops way low, we can hardly wait for the summer days; but when summer hot days arrive we crave for cooler days and cool breeze. Summer is hot, high temperatures are fine but many time they over react by making us sweat 24 hours a day. Working out in hot weather delivers few results and can be dangerous. So, what do we do?

Hot weather combined with a hot body (in temperature) drains the body double the amount than in the winter. The body spends a lot of energy to come with the hot air and the muscle work. Water supplies are of great importance to the body in order to avoid dehydration. So, have water beside you at all times.

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Now, that we got that settled, what do we do with the heat that tends to ruin your workout with sweat sticking on our elbows, armpits and neck? We ignore it. Yes, many people cannot stand that sticky feeling of sweat, but that goes with the territory. Ignore that eerie feeling and make those sets or run the laps.

You don’t even have to go to the gym to workout at this time of the year. The weather is so great outside that you can take your run in the par or on the beach. Beach run is in fact very effective. The soft sand will make your legs work harder to reach the running rhythm you have when running on hard ground. This way, the legs will work on the muscle mass, muscle strength, muscle endurance and body stamina.

When you decide to work out in the park rather than in the gym, take your pushups and squats with you. You have noticed that the pushups and squats are the exercises which don’t require exercise machines. After a couple of minutes of running, find a great place in the pack to do your pushup sets and squat sets, than run a couple of miles too. That is a great combination.
If your exercise involves a pair of dumbbells (2 kg each) or a medicine ball, place them in a backpack and take them with you. Don’t forget to put your jumping rope inside. Rope jumping is a great cardio workout.

If you don’t have enough time to go to the park, make those exercises in the comfort of your own home. There is definitely place in your living room for a half an hour workout.
And ignore the hot-sweat-sticky weather; just look after your water input and have a great summertime workout.

jogging in the park

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