Ready to move your exercise routine outdoors? As the temperature climbs, so does your risk of suffering from a heat-related illness. Review the list below to stay safe as the mercury rises:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water the day before, the day of, and after your workout.
- Avoid exercising between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the hottest period of the day.
- Wear a hat and sunglasses to reduce exposure to the sun.
- Be aware of the symptoms of a heat-related illness and take immediate precautions if you begin to feel faint, dizzy, nauseated, are sweating heavily, or experiencing a weak or rapid heartbeat.