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!!