Safety Tips for Exercising in Hot Weather

Summertime is great for outdoor activities. There is more daylight available after and before work, so people naturally plan more time for exercise. More daylight means higher temperatures, too, however, so it’s extremely important that we take steps to keep us safe in hot weather. Here are some resources that discuss how to enjoy exercise during the summer months while being mindful of the effects warm weather can have. As always, adhere to the advice of your physician in regard to any exercise routine or fitness program.

  • Running in the Heat (Runner’s World): Walking or running through the summer doesn’t have to leave you feeling wilted. Here’s everything you need to know.
  • Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather (Mayo Clinic): Whether you’re running, playing a pickup game of basketball or going for a power walk, take care when the temperatures rise. If you exercise outdoors in hot weather, use these common-sense precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses.
  • How to Ride Your Bike in Hot Weather (Cycling.com): The truth is, any variety of excess warmth can sabotage your cycling performance if you’re not ready for it. Here are six things to keep in mind about cycling in hot weather as the mercury climbs.
  • 12 Tips for Walking in Warm Weather (prevention.com): If you still want to head outside, combat the heat with these top tips for surviving workouts in scorching temperatures.