STAY SAFE 

SEVEN TIPS TO EXERCISE SAFELY DURING A HEATWAVE 

Published By Moushumi Mahanta | 23 May, 2024
Even in soaring summer temperatures, you can still work out by making a few adjustments to your routine.
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Vulnerable groups should avoid exercising in high temperatures, while even healthy individuals should exercise caution during heatwaves.
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Here are some tips to stay fit amid heatwave:
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Stay Hydrated

Drink fluids before, during, and after exercise. Opt for cool beverages and consider electrolyte tablets for mineral replacement.
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Plan Ahead

Check weather forecasts and schedule outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day, such as early mornings or late evenings.
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Dress Appropriately

Wear loose, light-colored, breathable clothing, along with a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect against sunburn.
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Lower Exercise Intensity

Opt for low-intensity exercise and explore indoor options when temperatures peak.
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Change Workout Environment

Choose cooler workout locations with green spaces, shade, and water bodies. Consider exercising with a friend for safety.
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Combine Cooling Methods

Use internal cooling methods like cold beverages and external methods such as ice vests or cold towels before, during, and after exercise. 
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Listen to Your Body

Monitor heart rate and symptoms of heat illness like headache, dizziness, and excessive sweating, adjusting or stopping workouts as needed to ensure safety.
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