walking – in the heat of summer

They are coming to Chicago, finally! The hot and humid 80+ degree days.

What does this mean? For me, my hair will grow to be twice as big, I will probably want to take THREE showers a day, and the outside air will feel thick and sticky like walking into a room full of  hair mousse.

That being said…exercising in the heat can be a deterrent, a barrier. The sun, the additional humidity, and the extra sweating can be uncomfortable, but there are many options for adapting.

Here are just a few tips worth remembering:

  • Clothing – wear light weight, sweat-wicking clothing. We live in an amazing time! The dri-fit fabrics on the market involve technology. (And I thought technology was just about computers!) Today’s exercise wear is designed to help regulate body temperature, and that’s a good thing when the weather is extreme.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
  • Sun block
  • A hat or visor
  • Shorter workouts, maybe 2 – 10 minute bouts a day

If all else fails and it’s just too darn hot to go outside, grab a pair of these, stay inside comfortably chilled, turn up the radio and polish up those floors!! They’ll love you at work!!

This pic was under humor but I think it really is a great idea for exercising and cleaning the floors!!!  LOL, that's actually kinda smart...
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5 thoughts on “walking – in the heat of summer

  1. Hahaha! Are those shoe-mops for real? People come up with the weirdest things 😝
    Went for a walk yesterday and nearly died from the humidity! Managed about 25 mind instead of the targeted 4mins but oh well, 25 is better then zero, right?

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      1. You should see the mop-as-bodysuit for babies someone came up with. The idea being that as your baby crawls around, he also mops the floors! I wonder if anyone buys those..

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