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How to Exercise When It’s Too Hot Outside

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In much of the United States, summer temperatures are in full swing. The first day of summer isn’t officially for a couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean that the sun’s rays aren’t already scorching skin and browning crops. If you enjoy outdoor exercise, you might find it difficult to maintain your routine when the mercury rises beyond a certain point. Even if you enjoy working out at a gym or other indoor establishment, you may be disinclined to leave your air conditioned home or office because you’re just going to get sweaty working out wherever you were going.

Hanson Medical Systems is all about exercise and summer activities, but we understand that there are certain conditions that make it difficult or unpleasant to exercise as normal. That’s why Hanson Medical Systems makes these recommendations for finding summer exercises that keep you out of the sun and still provide a good workout.

The Importance of Avoiding Too Much Sun

Hanson Medical Systems is an advocate for sunscreen, but sunblock is not the only consideration when it comes to staying healthy and happy while exercising in high heat. Sun stroke is a real worry for people who enjoy running or biking long distances, even with adequate water and breaks. Depending on the temperature, humidity, and your own personal constitution, heat exhaustion or sunstroke may be unavoidable in certain situations. In worst case scenarios, people can experience extreme dehydration, brain damage, or even death if they fall out of consciousness in a remote area while running.

If you feel that any of the above scenarios is a real hazard for you, it’s best to find other ways to exercise. Fortunately, Hanson Medical Systems has some pointers.

The Best Ways to Exercise If You’re Trying to Stay Out of Summer Heat

 

  • Work Out at Home. If you have exercise equipment, now is the time to break it out. But don’t worry if you don’t have any – you don’t need to buy expensive equipment to get a good workout in your own home. Many floor exercises target the abs, chest, arms, legs, and back. Really, if there’s a part of your body that needs work, there are floor exercises that isolate the muscles therein. Floor exercise routines are also available for difficult or moderate full body workouts.
  • Get a New Membership. If you have never been a member at a gym, try it out. Most gyms make it a priority to keep their facilities very cool during the summer, as this attracts business. Find one of these gyms and go there!
  • Try Something New. If you find hard exertion taxing in the summer in a way that it is not in the winter, why not change up your workout routine entirely? Swimming is one of the best ways to stay cool while getting fit in the summer. Yoga is another way to work your muscles without feeling the sun’s rays take away your best energy.

 

Hanson Medical Systems wants everyone to be active for community health and employee health. Try these exercise tips this summer.

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