With the heat reaching triple digits on a regular basis, Las Vegans are forced to find alternative ways to stay active, while keeping cool. With a few tips, and a pinch of creativity, it may prove to be easier than one might think.
A great way to stay healthy and active during the summer months, is simply to move your exercise routines indoors. Joining a gym is an excellent way to work towards your fitness goals, under the luxury of air conditioning. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, offers a variety of options for guests, allowing them to play basketball, run the track, swim, or weight train, all while staying out of the suns penetrating rays.
Another way to keep your workout indoors is to let your TV do all of the work. There are countless hours, and a wide variety of exercise programs that you can watch for free in the comfort of your own home. You can also take advantage of that fact that they can be watched on demand, and can flex to fit your busy schedules. This is a great option for those who don’t feel like driving to a gym and enjoy privacy during their fitness routines.
If you are too in love with the beautiful outdoors to spend your workouts inside, be smart about it. A summer fitness article from Sun-News in New Mexico, highlights the importance of scheduling outdoor workouts at the right time. If you choose to be outside, shoot for an early or a late schedule. You want to be able to avoid the hottest time of the day, mid afternoon, which is around 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There are also many dangers that you should be aware of while working out during the summer months. Active.com put together 8 tips that are designed for exercising in summer heat. Sunscreen, of course, is an always must, but what you really need to focus on, is staying hydrated. Drink a glass of water throughout the day, no matter what your schedule or workout plans are. Even when you don’t feel thirsty, keep drinking. A good tip is to always have a filled water bottle by your side so that if you are in the store, at the gym, or laying on the couch, you will always have the opportunity to take a gulp of water.
Lastly, know the symptoms of heat stroke and watch out for warning signs. This will help keep you, as well as the ones around you, safe. Listen to your body and understand your limits. You will start to see how you can beat the heat, and maintain your fitness goals this summer.