Summer lovin’ workouts

The weather is heating up but it is no excuse to stop exercising – you just need to be careful!

image source: CoreFirst Fitness

image source: CoreFirst Fitness

Today our resident health expert, the wonderful Riss from Larissa Beer Personal Training helps us understand that benefits (and concerns) of working out in summer!

Summer is the perfect time of the year to go outside and have fun.

It is personally my favourite time of the year where I feel more motivated to get outside in the sunshine and do more outdoor activities and there are plenty of them such as swimming, running and cycling.

You have to remember thought that the summer heat can be a problem if you’re not careful. Here are a few of our tips for exercising safely in the summer heat.

The time of day is important. Unless you are training for an event that takes place in the daytime heat, avoid exercising from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s the hottest part of day. Generally, the early morning is the best time to workout, especially if it’s going to be scorcher that day.

Sunscreen is a must. It’s important to protect your skin. Any sun damage you do now to your skin with last a lifetime. Remember even on cloudy days to protect yourself!

Stay in the shade Find a nice place out of direct sunlight to take a little pressure off your body.

Check the weather forecast before you start your workout. If its going to be too hot maybe considering exercising indoors.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids (preferably water) before, during and after physical activity. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.

Most importantly, listen to your body. Stop immediately if you’re feeling dizzy, faint or nauseous.

Have fun healthy nesters!