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Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Man drinking water after exercising

While it’s important to exercise often, it can be tough during hot weather. Follow these tips to stay sun safe.

  • Avoid outdoor exercise in peak hours. Instead try to get any outdoor exercise in the morning or early evening when it has cooled down.
  • Drink more water than you think you need and don’t wait until you feel thirsty.
  • Choose indoor exercise when you can. If you don’t have access to a gym, indoor malls are always air-conditioned and a great place to walk.
  • Try doing a home workout! If you don’t have equipment, you can get a good workout by swapping with these common household items.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing and sunscreen when outside.
  • Watch out for signs of muscle cramping, nausea, headache, or dizziness. These might be signs of heat-related illness.
  • People aged 65 and older are at higher risk for heat-related illnesses. Always talk to your doctor first about exercising outdoors.
Maggi Samson MS RDN LDN
August 1, 2023
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