Cool Summer Workout Tips

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

As days get longer and Summer approaches you may want to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine.

But don't allow Summer heat deter workout plans; there are ways to stay cool and in shape.

"During the summer we get the humidity down here in the south is really hot," said Robert Talliaserro, Assistant Manager of Water World.

So hot that exercising is not on the minds of many but there are few ways to stay fit, all while maintaining your body temperature.

"We have our water park open here that will be open 7 days a week and we also have pools which are only a dollar admission to get in," said Talliaserro.

If you don't feel like getting wet, taking the road less paved is a good idea as well. Asphalt and concrete reflect the sun's rays making you feel hotter.

"We have dirt trails and paved trails for people that want to ride their bike and they are all shaded over there, " said Talliaserro.

During the day is not the only time to exercise.

"We also have a trail at Kiwanis Park and it is a lighted trail so if you want to go over there in the evening because it is too hot they have a lighted trail that just goes to a path that goes in a complete circle," said Talliaserro.

Whether you decide to exercise during the day or night it is important to drink water.

"You definitely need to have to stay hydrated at all times," said Talliaserro. "You need to make sure you have water on you at all time, temperatures in the summer can reach anywhere from 95-105 degrees and although the temperature might say that it could feel like it is 120 degrees."

And the hotter it is the harder it is for your body to work so don't push yourself too hard.

Gardening, washing your car and walking the dog are other ways to burn calories without getting too hot.

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