Working out in hot, humid conditions can increase the stress on the body, raise your core body temperature, and increase the heart rate. Being sure to focus on your level of exertion and controlling your core temperature should be in the forefront during these warm and hot days. Ensuring you are hydrated before, during, and after exercising can help control how well your body can cool off during and after exercise. Be sure to dress for the weather. Wear breathable clothes and choose brighter colors to prevent attracting the sun. 

It is essential to focus on the messages your body is sending you. If you start to feel dizzy, light-headed, nauseous, or muscle cramping, it is imperative to stop exercising and hydrate immediately. Breaking up your exercise routine into one or two sessions during hot weather can help you reach your goals and prevent overexertion. 

Find more guidance on exercising in warm weather here. 

Rebecca Herrmann, RDN, LDN

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