Tips for working out in the heat by Liz | Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 0 comment(s) Taking your workout outdoors is a great way to switch it up. But be aware that heat and humidity can get the best of you, even when you really want to push it. Instead of cutting your workout short, keep these tips in mind the next time you head out.Work out in the morning or evening: Go when it’s cooler instead of during a lunch break when the temperature is at its hottest.Hydrate: Before you workout in the heat, you have to be ready to sweat. Drink at least 15 to 20 ounces of water an hour or two before you go. Bring a water bottle with you and sip 6 to 8 ounces every 15 minutes.Protect your skin: Slather on a sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat or visor. If you’re a long distance runner, you might want to purchase some gear with UPF to further deflect the sun. Breathe: Your clothes that is! Ditch the all cotton clothes when it’s hot out, and opt for water-wicking fitness clothes that absorb moisture keep you cool and comfortableKnow when to call it quits: Pushing though pain and fatigue is part of challenging your body and seeing results, but you should also know when it's smarter and safer to stop. If you feel extra thirsty, dizzy, weak, or have heart palpitations, you may be dehydrated and need to stop.Cross Train: Dreading your next hot-weather run? Try something cooler instead. Cycling is a good option when you want a cardio workout and it's hot outside. Or, opt for a swim at the local pool to get your cardio and cool off at the same time. This entry was posted in LIVE FIT. Fitness and WellbeingPhysical HealthInspiration 0 Comments Add a Comment to this Post You must be logged in to post comments.