What does a blogger do when Wi-Fi is down & 4 people in your household are jockeying for the one Ethernet wire on premises? Answer: reblog a previous post. This post is one of my most popular ever & it happens to be a timely re-post. With the official first day of summer less than a week away, it’s a good time to review the myths, safety precautions and basic dos/don’ts of exercising in the heat of summer….
Summer has arrived! It’s time to separate hot weather exercise fact from fiction so you can be safe and sound throughout the dog days.
I’m a mother of two school-aged children and a fitness trainer. These two truths intersect in this way: I am about town on the same days at the same times and along the same routes each week carting kids to and from extracurricular activities and I notice people who are exercising along these routes. A puzzling thing happens on the hottest, most humid days. I see a lot of individuals exercising that I don’t see on any other days, many of them during the hottest time of day. I suspect this phenomenon is born of myth and misconception.
Exercising in hot, humid weather or overdressing (indoors or out) to induce more sweating and a higher heart rate does not equal a better workout or more calories burned. If you sweat enough you will temporarily…
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