Staying Cool During Hot Weather Workouts
Whether you are attending a hot yoga class or taking a run on a blazing summer day getting cooled down can be a bit of a task! Overheating can be a major problem in the summer time but that is no reason to There are a few quick tricks you can use to cool off all summer long!
Take A Hot Bath
This one might sound a little crazy but a recent study has shown that by taking a hot bath in the days leading up to hot weather runs you actually acclimate your body to the heat and your body will, in turn, be stronger and a little faster as it is already used to the higher temps! So give it a try, acclimate to the heat. If a hot bath is out of reach, try a sauna or steam room!
Yes, working out in white may sound like you are sweat stain bound, but white fabric actually reflects the sun as opposed to darker colors which absorb the heat! If you can’t bear the thought of wearing white while working out, aim to wear lighter colors that absorb less heat and will keep you cool!
Add High Water Content Foods To Your Diet
While it is a no brainer to drink plenty of water, sometimes water can be boring! If you reach for foods high in water, like watermelons, cucumbers, celery, radishes, and spinach are all high in water content and delicious!
Wear Long Sleeves
This one might seem a bit strange but when your body sweats it is naturally trying to cool itself down. When you wear short sleeves your sweat simply evaporates away and your body is forced to work even harder to cool off. If you take a look at most long distance runners, farmers, or even people that live in desert areas, they likely wear long sleeves of a light color to help facilitate the bodies cooling process.
So the next time you find yourself trying to cool off during a hot weather workout or hot yoga class, give one of these tips a shot and you may just find yourself cooling off in no time!