It is really warming up out there. With some western states seeing record high temps, we thought it would be good to remind you to be safe when working out in the heat.
- The time of day is important. Exercise smarter and not harder. 10 am- 3pm is the hottest time of the day.
- Stay hydrated. Drink water before, during and after your workout.
- Wear loose, light-colored. The lighter color will help reflect heat, and cotton material will help the evaporation of sweat.
- Choose shaded trails or pathways
- Sunscreen is a must. It’s important to protect your skin.
- Listen to your body. Stop immediately if you’re feeling dizzy, faint or nauseous.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion:
- Heavy sweating
- Cold, moist skin, chills
- Dizziness or fainting
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Muscle cramps
- Fast, shallow breathing
- Nausea, vomiting or both