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August 18, 2019: Adjusting for Heat

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Every season has its challenges when it comes to your workout plans, but summertime is unique in that the combination of heat and humidity. This week, we’re going to talk about tips for you to deal with the heat and ensure you don’t lose the momentum you’ve gained in reaching your health and fitness goals.

  1. Avoid Caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic that forces water out of your body. That is the last thing you need when the weather outside is doing the same thing to you. If you have trouble completely cutting it out of your daily routine, make sure you wait for several hours after you workout to ensure you do not become dehydrated.

  2. Increase your water intake. This should be a no-brainer. The heat and humidity of summer signals your body to lose more water per hour than any other season. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after you workout to decrease the possibility of dehydration and any effects from extreme heat.

  3. Take breaks. It is likely that you will need to take more breaks for you to keep performing at your best. Don’t overdo it.

  4. Wear summer-appropriate workout clothes. Find clothes that will wick sweat away from your body to allow it to evaporate quickly. You can also get a cooling towel for under $10 on Amazon to help you cool off quickly!

  5. Either workout early or late. A mid-day lunch break jog should be reallocated to a different time of day. If you’re partial to exercising outside, take into account the daily temperatures. Working out earlier in the morning or later at night should be your new go-to in order to avoid the hottest parts of the day. If you’re able, moving your workouts indoors may provide the best of both worlds.

Summer doesn’t have to mean a hiatus for your workout routine. Take these summer workout tips into account to keep up your progress toward your goals!

Next Sunday, we’ll talk about the difference between a setback and a failure, and how to not allow setbacks to completely derail your progress.

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I hope you have a wonderful week,


Kelly Morgan, Ph.D.

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