How To Avoid Heat Exhaustion
This dry weather and heat can take its toll on you when trying to get through your normal working life while also keeping your training levels up. Use some or all of the pointers below to help you keep pushing and avoid heat exhaustion.
- An obvious one but very important, drink plenty of water, especially if you are exercising. Try to drink an extra 0.5-1 litre on top of your normal intake.
- Listen to your body, if you are feeling more tired than usual then it’s probably a good idea to rest or skip a workout. Better to rest today than push through a workout and possibly risk being out of action for longer.
- Eat an adequate number of calories to keep energy levels up. If you are in a calorie deficit for weight loss, it may be a good idea to increase your calorie intake slightly. If you feel like your body needs more fuel, then eat a little more.
- Stay cool, try to avoid direct sunlight whenever possible. Take colder showers to keep your body temperature lower.
- Make sure you have a good night’s sleep, our body temperature needs to lower for us to sleep well. Try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity late in the evening and give yourself 1-2 hours to wind down before going to bed.
If you would some further advice on how to avoid heat exhaustion, contact us today at David Jones Personal Training or give us a call on 07485 191 790.