Now that the warmer weather is here, you and the family may be enjoying the chance to exercise outdoors!
The risk of heat illness increases when exercising during the hot and humid weather. This is because you may not be able to produce enough sweat to cool your body down and the higher humidity may prevent the evaporation of sweat.
We have some tips to make sure that you get the most out of your exercise routine and to help you prevent this from occurring.
2 hours prior to your workout drink 2 glasses (500ml) of water. 2-3 glasses of water (500-700ml) will keep you hydrated for exercise that lasts approximately 60 minutes or longer.
Adjust your workout
If your regular fitness routine involves jogging or walking, you may want to change your pace, slowing it down to accommodate the warmer weather. As your body becomes accustomed to the heat you can begin to increase the pace and length of your workout.