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When Summer Begins, Outside Workouts
Don’t Have to End 

By Jennifer B. Buckley

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  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat to keep your face and head cool. There are specially manufactured materials in stores that you can buy to help keep moisture away from the skin.

  • Wear a specially formulated sunscreen for participating in sports. They tend to be less greasy and stay on better. Also, wear UV protecting sunglasses to guard against ultra violet radiation.

  • If you feel especially fatigued, slow down. Even top-notch athletes know when to say, “uncle”. If you still feel depleted, take a cool shower. 
    If you are experiencing heat cramps, which are less severe than regular cramps, it may be a sign your body is having problems with the heat so lower the intensity.

  • Stay away from highly sweetened waters during activity because they may upset your stomach. Also, carbonated drinks during a workout may cause a dehydrating effect so consider sticking with regular water. 

 

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