Flemington, NJ (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
With a heat wave spanning most of the country this week, Tony Tierno, Director of Fitness & Human Performance at HealthQuest of Hunterdon (http://www.healthquest-fitness.com), offers safety tips to help keep up with your exercise routine.
Stay safe when working out in the heat by taking the following precautions:
1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. The rule of thumb is usually “8x8” – eight 8-oz. glasses per day, but consider upping your intake during a heat wave to avoid dehydration.
2. Wear appropriate clothing. Choose lightweight, loose-fitting and light-colored clothing for outdoor exercise activities.
3. Schedule outdoor activities carefully. Plan your daily outdoor exercise routine for the early morning or late evening when the temperature is considerably cooler.
4. Step it down a notch. Consider cutting your routine time, distance or exertion in half to alleviate strain.
5. Take precautions. Use the buddy system, let somebody know your exercise path and schedule, or bring your phone along.
6. Go indoors. If possible, escape the heat and utilize indoor, air-conditioned workout facilities.
There are many exercise opportunities for outdoor spaces during the summer months. Just remember to listen to your body and take the appropriate safety precautions.
For more information about HealthQuest of Hunterdon, visit http://www.healthquest-fitness.com.