Training in the heat!
The Summer is coming. I absolutely love the sun, I love training outside when I can, but you have to be careful! We want to get better, not die! So heres a few tips :)
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your training sessions. Aim to consume fluids regularly to replace the fluids lost through sweat.
Time your workouts: Plan your training sessions during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening. Avoid exercising during peak heat hours, usually between 10 am and 4 pm.
Dress appropriately: Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and breathable clothing that allows sweat to evaporate. Opt for light colors that reflect the sunlight rather than absorbing heat.
Protect your skin: Apply a high factor sunscreen with a high SPF to exposed skin, even on cloudy days. Wear a hat and sunglasses to shield your face and eyes from the sun.
Take breaks and seek shade: Listen to your body and take regular breaks in shaded areas to cool down. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, especially if you feel overheated or fatigued.
Adjust intensity and duration: Lower the intensity and duration of your workouts in high temperatures. Allow your body time to adapt gradually to the heat and gradually increase your training intensity over time.
Listen to your body: Pay attention to signs of heat-related illnesses, such as dizziness, nausea, headache, rapid heartbeat, or cramps. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop exercising and seek medical attention if necessary.
Acclimatise: Gradually expose yourself to the heat over several days or weeks to help your body adapt. Start with shorter training sessions and gradually increase the duration as your tolerance improves.
Use cooling strategies: Take advantage of cooling techniques like misting yourself with water, using cold towels, or running in areas with natural shade or a breeze.
Train with a partner: If possible, train with a friend or join a group to ensure mutual support and help monitor each other's well-being during hot weather workouts.
Remember, safety should always be your top priority when training in the heat and sun.
There is no need to stop training - We need to enjoy the sun, get our Vitamin D naturally and continue to improve our fitness.
We love exercising in all weather outdoors, but if its sunny, even better!
Why not try one of our fitness sessions in the park!
Here you go :)
See you soon!