Watch Out For Heat Related Workout Problems This Summer

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Watch Out For Heat Related Workout Problems This Summer

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Hello All!!!

It is summer and this time it is really hot!! How can you workout in this season? Well, you have too to stay in shape, no other way out! But you have to be careful this season as you may get affected by any of the following workout related problems due to the heat:

Sunburn

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Now, there is ample sunshine in India, so you have to be very careful. If you want to work out outdoors, do so either early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is not that strong.

However, you should apply a sunscreen or sunblock with a high SPF about 30 minutes before heading out. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen on all he exposed parts of the body. Wear a cap to protect your head and sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Yeast infections

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In summer, it is terribly sweaty. So, after your workout you should change your sweaty clothes and underwear as they contain bacteria. If you roam around in your gym clothes it is like inviting a yeast infection. After the gym, just take a shower and wear fresh and clean clothes, preferably cotton.

Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance

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In summers, you sweat a lot more than other seasons. This makes you lose water and electrolytes. So, it is important that you consume lots of fluids and electrolytes. Keep sipping on water to stay hydrated. You can choose any good sports drink. If you are an athlete, choose the one that has 25 to 50 g carbs, 200-400 mg sodium and 50-100 mg potassium if your workout is for an hour.

Cramps

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Electrolyte imbalance in the body can lead to cramps in calves, shoulders and thighs. If you suddenly get one while exercising, stop and stretch to get some relief. Drink a sports drink and wait till the pain reduces. It is important for you to be hydrated while you workout.

Nausea

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If you are the type who gets nauseous after a strenuous workout, the heat may only aggravate your feeling of nausea. If you are running look for shady routes and avoid working out in the middle of the day when the temperature is the highest. Coming back to the nausea, it would be better to avoid solid food immediately after a workout, begin with an electrolyte drink or a fruit till your tummy starts feeling normal again.

Headaches

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In summers it is quite common to get affected by a headache during your workout or after it. This chiefly happens due to dehydration caused because of sweating. So, keep sipping water in between to remain hydrated. Avoid working out in the heat. Choose a cooler time of the day to workout.

Acne

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Acne is one big villain in a girl’s life! When you sweat, it only gets aggravated. You see, you shouldn’t wear make-up for a workout. If you apply layers of sunscreen, primer, moisturizer to your skin, you are bound to get acne. Go in for a sunscreen with a non-creamy base. It should be matte. Skip the moisturizer and primer just go ahead with a sunscreen.

Hope the tips in this post are useful for you! Happy working out!

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