It’s hot. There are no clouds on the sky. You want to walk or jog outside, but you know the sun will cook you like an egg in a skillet the moment you step out the door. Here are some ways to stay fit during this ridiculously hot summer.
1. If you do decide to walk/jog outside, do it during morning (when the sun isn’t out it barely out) or the evening; bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
2. Go to your local pool or the YMCA and swim some laps.
3. Take a group exercise class, like Zumba.
4. Play a team sport for recreation like basketball or soccer; bring water and sunscreen.
Most importantly, don’t exhaust yourself. If you’re outside, take a lot of water breaks because being dehydrated can lead to heat exhaustion or a heat stroke. Remember, the minimum exercise time is 30 minutes and the maximum is an hour.