Keep Active and Safe in Summer
Working up a sweat indicates a great workout. When you move your body and feel the sweat drip down, you'll feel fulfilled. But is exercising in summer a good idea?
Explore with MOUNTRAX the benefits of exercising in summer and discuss important considerations to stay active and safe during the hot months.
Benefits to Achieve Fitness Goals in Summer
Here are some benefits to achieve fitness goals during summer.
1) Increase perspiration rate
Exercising in summer leads to increased perspiration, which helps regulate body temperature. Sweating helps remove toxins from the body and promote clearer skin. Additionally, increased perspiration can aid in weight loss by burning more calories.
2) Increase blood plasma volume
Summer workouts can lead to an increase in blood plasma volume, which improves cardiovascular function. This increase in plasma volume allows for better oxygen and nutrient delivery to muscles, enhancing endurance and overall fitness.
3) Reduce blood lactate
Exercising in a warm environment can help reduce blood lactate levels. Lower blood lactate levels are associated with a decrease in muscle fatigue, allowing you to push yourself further and improve performance during workouts.
4) Increase skeletal muscle force
The warm weather during summer months helps increase skeletal muscle force. Warmer muscles have improved elasticity, allowing for better range of motion and reduced risk of injury. This increased force can contribute to strength gains and overall athletic performance.
What Should We Care About?
Undoubtedly, exercising in summers is very beneficial but there are things you need to be careful about.
- Avoid scorching heat that leads to heatstroke
Exercising in extreme heat can be dangerous and may lead to heat-related illnesses like heatstroke. It's essential to choose cooler times of the day for outdoor activities, wear appropriate sun protection, and listen to your body's signals to avoid overheating.
- Stay well-hydrated
Proper hydration is crucial during summer workouts. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercising to replace the fluids lost through sweat. Remember to replenish electrolytes with sports drinks or natural sources like fruits and vegetables.
- Wear light, loose clothing
Opt for lightweight and breathable clothing made from moisture-wicking materials. Loose-fitting attire allows air circulation, aiding in sweat evaporation and keeping your body cool during workouts.
Add Massage to Your Routine
Including massage in your post-workout routine can provide numerous benefits. Consider incorporating MOUNTRAX Foot Massager into your routine, which helps relax muscles, improves blood circulation, reduces muscle soreness, and enhances recovery, making it a valuable tool for summer workouts.
Stay active, stay safe, and enjoy the benefits of exercising in the sun!