1) Drink at least 6 to 8 large glasses of water a day to keep your body properly hydrated and to maximize your energy output. Drink more if engaging in outdoor activities or if exercising for extended periods of time.
2) Apply sunscreen with a SPF 15 or higher when involved in outdoor activities, especially to exposed areas such as your face, neck, arms, legs, etc. If you are involved in outdoor water activities, make sure the sunscreen is waterproof as well. Reapply the sunscreen as directed by the manufacturer.
3) If exercising outdoors, try to exercise early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperature is cooler. This will allow you to get maximum output from your body and will decrease the possibility of experiencing dehydration and heat stroke.
Let’s have fun and take advantage of the warmer weather while at the same time remembering these simple tips to maximize our enjoyment of Summer activities!
– Michael Brummer, Certified Personal Trainer