Exercising in the heat
I WASN’T SURE WHETHER I SHOULD WRITE THIS AS IT’S BOUND TO START RAINING THE MINUTE I PRESS SEND…BUT I'M LOVING THIS SUNSHINE!
So, how is this going to affect your exercise regime? At most of my classes, you end up feeling very hot and sweaty even on the coldest days so you might be less keen to exercise on very hot days. Dehydration and overheating can make you feel faint or cause stomach cramps but you can protect yourself by increasing your fluid intake and listening to your body. If you feel dizzy, uncomfortable or too hot, then take a break and keep yourself safe! Stay hydrated by drinking a glass or two of water before your workout, taking small sips throughout the class, even when you don’t feel thirsty, and then a glass or two when you get home As a professional fitness instructor, it is my job to assess risk and consider appropriate action so if it is sweltering, there’s no need to stop coming to classes! I will increase ventilation, remind you to drink and change the intensity of the playlist, so that you keep moving and keep gaining the wonderful benefits of coming to my classes without compromising your safety. Be sensible. Drink enough. Exercise appropriately. But appropriately is NOT sitting at home on your derriere... not if you want to fit into those snug little shorts it's not!!