Spring and Summer Workout TipsFeb 19, 2023
By Sophia McDermott, Lifestyle Coach & Fitness Expert.
With the arrival of Spring and Summer, more daylight and warmer weather we want to get out and about and workout more. Although we may want to soak up the sun as much as possible after Winter, we do have to be mindful of the new sun and heat.
So here are some essential tips to help you adjust to the warmer weather while you are working out.
Make sure you stay well hydrated every day, this will be essential for your performance during physical activities. Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go. DOnt just drink after your workout, but stay hydrated throughout the day.
Before training, opt for a lighter, fresher and healthier meals so you won't have that bloated feeling caused by eating heavier foods that actually pull water rom your system to digest. Heavy dense foods such as rich salty curries and stews are not a good idea before working out in the heat.
But also very dry foods such as granola bars or dry cereal are not great either.
Opt for fresh fruits, salads and smoothies that have a high water content to keep you hydrated and energized for the workout.
Fitness clothes alone already need to be more comfortable, and in the summer even more so! Choose lighter fabrics that allow the skin to perspire. If it is really warm try not to do all your workout directly in the sun but if you do, opt for a lightweight, breathable long sleeve sweatshirt so that you don't get burn.
Don't forget to use plenty of sunscreen, both on your body and face. But its very important to stay away to the regular sunscreen ith all the chemicals such as avobenzone. Opt for mineral based sunscreens with zinc oxide instead.
If the new heat is a but too munich before you've adjusted to the warmer weather, try something new and refreshing, such as hydrogymnastics or aqua aerobics performed in swimming pools, burning as many calories as other activities, ensuring fun and no heat!