Now it’s time to get creative. As the summer begins to heat up, you may find your desire to work out be anything but a burning flame of motivation.
Still, staying healthy and fit may be a summer goal or an essential part of your lifestyle. Overheating yourself puts unwanted stress on the body and can hinder your physical well-being.
Changing simple aspects of your workout can benefit your active lifestyle. Here are a few tips to keep cool during your summer workout.
Go Breezy With Biking
Who doesn’t love cruising around on their bike and staying fit in the meantime! Choosing to ride your bike in place of a cardio workout will cool down your exercise routine.
Take your bike to run errands or around your neighborhood and nearby park to reach the benefits of this workout. Even with the slightest breeze, you may find riding your bike makes it easier to get active this summer.
Make A Splash
With summer comes water. Whether it’s a pool, beach, lake, or sprinkler, cooling down your summer workout with water is refreshing. For your next workout try swimming laps in a pool in your backyard or a community gym, or maybe set up a sprinkler in your backyard and do calisthenic exercises. Any way you choose to add a little water into your workout, your body will thank you.
Rise and Shine
Choosing the time of day you decide to workout, may have a greater influence than you think. The mornings before the sun reaches the horizon, and during the evening, before the sun is sets, the temperature and heat will be cooler. Building a daily exercise schedule during these times, gives you a way to dodge the heavy heat throughout the day.
Including these tips into your summer workout will not only cool you down, but give you variety and a nice change of pace to stay fit. So, how will you choose to keep your workouts cool?
Kaitlin Polnik is a junior at Rutgers University studying journalism and environmental policy. She hopes to become an active participant in preserving the environment and working towards a sustainable future. In her spare time she enjoys running, writing, and spending time with her family.