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Summer Workout Tip: Hotter is Harder

In the dead of winter, a summery workout can seem amazing. Now that it's summer, we're always looking for ways to keep cool while still being able to workout.


One thing to keep in mind is that the hotter it is, the harder your body has to work when exercising. In order to prevent heatstroke (or other heat related illnesses) you should bring your intensity (how hard you work) down a level on especially hot days. This means that if you typically run a 10 minute mile outside, think about running an 11 minute mile instead -- You may even want to think about bringing your workout inside on those especially hot days or switching up your cardio to something a little cooler like swimming. A great way to keep tabs on how hard you are working is by using a heart rate monitor to make sure your heart does not reach extreme levels.

Not sure what your heart rate should be when working out? Then check Fit's Calculator to find out.

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